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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-64

Antidepressant-induced acute colonic (pseudo) obstruction (Ogilvie syndrome)


Department of Psychiatry, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Mathikere, Bangalore 560054, India

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V A.P Ghorpade
Department of Psychiatry, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Mathikere, Bangalore 560054
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.46080

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Patients on antidepressant drugs commonly complain of dryness of the mouth, tremors, blurring of vision and constipation, which are attributed to the anticholinergic action of the drugs. We report two cases of gastrointestinal complications (pseudo-intestinal obstruction), which are considered rare according to a review of the literature. This condition is also known as Ogilvie syndrome.



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