Which psychotropic drugs should be avoided by patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2017
  • Author: Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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The following psychotropic drugs should be avoided in patients with LQTS:

  • Tricyclic antidepressants (Elavil, Norpramin, Vivactil): For depression
  • Phenothiazine derivatives (Compazine, Stelazine, Thorazine, Mellaril, Trilafon): For mental disorders
  • Butyrophenones (Haloperidol): For mental disorders
  • Benzisoxazole (Risperdal): For mental disorders
  • Diphenylbutylpiperidine (Orap): For mental disorders

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