Clozapine induced pneumonitis: a case report


  • Sandeep M. Sasi Department of Pharmacology, CSM-Government Medical College, Satara, Maharashtra, India
  • Piyush Nama Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Smita Sontakke Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Yawatmal, Maharashtra, India
  • Sanjivani Pande Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India



Antipsychotics, Agranulocytosis, Drug induced interstitial lung diseases, Resistant-schizophrenia


Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia. Clozapine acts by blocking serotonin receptors in the brain, thereby reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia. Clozapine is usually restricted to the treatment of resistant cases of schizophrenia. Clozapine induced pneumonitis is a very rare adverse reaction and, one such incident in a 16-year-old Indian boy is intricated in this case report.


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How to Cite

Sasi, S. M., Nama, P., Sontakke, S., & Pande, S. (2024). Clozapine induced pneumonitis: a case report. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13(3), 386–388.



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