SEVERE HYPONATREMIA, EPISTAXIS, AND FLUOXETINE

Tezcan Kaya, Murat Yücel, Özden Eraslan, Hakan Cinemre, Ali Tamer

Abstract


Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte abnormalities and can be life threatening. Fluoxetine is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor and may rarely cause hyponatremia. Furthermore, fluoxetine may rarely increase the risk of bleeding events. We report a 66-year old woman who presented with severe hyponatremia and epistaxis associated with the use of fluoxetine.

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