Can antipsychotic agents cause venous thromboembolism in patients with schizophrenia?

Updated: Sep 17, 2020
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Venous thromboembolism may be associated with the use of antipsychotic drugs. Patients treated with clozapine may be at particular risk for this complication; however, the reasons for this possible association are not understood. [113, 114]


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