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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 567--568

Hypoglycemic episodes in a case of Prementrual Dysphoric Disorder on sertraline

Ranjita Santra (Dhali)1, Prithwijit Banerjee2, Santanu Munshi1, Patralekha Ray Chaudhuri3 
1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Sagar Dutta Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Ranjita Santra (Dhali)
Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It has been shown to blunt postprandial hyperglycemia in rats and to potentiate the hypoglycemic effects of sulfonylurea agents in humans. Here, we report a case of a 33-year-old nondiabetic patient with no history of glucose intolerance, who experienced multiple episodes of hypoglycemia that resolved after discontinuation of the drug. Healthcare professionals should consider sertraline among the possible causes of hypoglycemia occurring in patients receiving antidepressants.


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Santra (Dhali) R, Banerjee P, Munshi S, Chaudhuri PR. Hypoglycemic episodes in a case of Prementrual Dysphoric Disorder on sertraline.Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:567-568


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Santra (Dhali) R, Banerjee P, Munshi S, Chaudhuri PR. Hypoglycemic episodes in a case of Prementrual Dysphoric Disorder on sertraline. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 17 ];47:567-568
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