Patients treated with clozapine show autonomic dysregulation and cardiac repolarisation changes. As clozapine crosses the placenta, it could have an impact on the fetus heart rate. We reported a case of reduction of the fetal heart rate variability in a patient treated with clozapine during her pregnancy. This anomaly disappeared with fetal maturation and it did not jeopardize the fetal well-being. This side effect had already been described and pharmacologists and obstetricians should be aware that clozapine may be responsible for these fetal heart rate alterations.
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