Association of diabetes mellitus and clozapine : a case report

Indian J Psychiatry. 2003 Jan;45(1):62-3.


A case of Paranoid Schizophrania who developed Type 2 diabetes mellitus while on treatment with clozapine, is described. A brief review of literature is provided. In this case, Clozapine therapy could have caused the diabetes, or accelerated a pre-existing process.This report aims to highlight the importance of monitoring for hyperglycemia, an adverse effect of clozapine, which is being increasingly recognized in recent times.

Keywords: Clozapine; diabetes mellitus; schizophrenia.