Acyclovir in Bipolar Disorder: A Mismatched Combination?

Jayaram, Naveen ; Rao, Naren P. ; Venkatasubramanian, Ganesan ; Sanmuganathan, S. ; Behere, Rishikesh V. ; Varambally, Shivaram ; Gangadhar, Bangalore N. (2011) Acyclovir in Bipolar Disorder: A Mismatched Combination? Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33 (2). pp. 208-209. ISSN 0253-7176

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Acyclovir, a commonly used antiviral drug can rarely result in neuropsychiatric complications especially in elderly. We for the first time report acyclovir associated hypomania in an elderly woman. Our report suggests that acyclovir is a risk factor for mood episode in vulnerable individual and one need to be cautious while using antiviral agents in patients with psychiatric disorders.

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Keywords:Acyclovir; Antiviral; Bipolar Disorder; Hypomania.
ID Code:118811
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