Risperidone-induced reversible neutropenia

Vasanth Kattalai Kailasam, Victoria Chima, Uchechukwu Nnamdi, Kavita Sharma, Kairav Shah

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This case report presents a 44-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia who developed neutropenia on risperidone therapy. The patient’s laboratory reports showed a gradual decline of leukocytes and neutrophils after resolution and rechallenging. This was reversed with the discontinuation of risperidone and by switching to olanzapine. In this case report, we also discuss the updated evidence base for management of risperidone-induced neutropenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1975-1977
Number of pages3
JournalNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
StatePublished - Jul 25 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Antipsychotics
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Neutropenia
  • Risperidone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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