Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Case Report

Acute Unilateral Myopia Induced by Add-On Aripiprazole: A Case Report

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Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Diyarbakir - Turkey

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Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Diyarbakir - Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2016; 26: 68-71
DOI: 10.5455/bcp.20150813023217
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The partial agonist aripiprazole is a novel atypical antipsychotic with a relatively safer side effect profile. Acute unilateral myopia is a very rare condition that is commonly associated with drug use. Here, we present a woman diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) who have been treated for two years in our clinic. She was on fluoxetine (Prozac) 80 mg/day when adding aripiprazole (Abilify) 10 mg/day as an augmentation agent has triggered unilateral myopia. After cessation of aripirazole her myopia has disappeared. Psychiatrists should keep in mind that unilateral myopia as a side effect may develop after combining aripiprazole with fluoxetine in patients with OCD and MDD.

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