Case Report of a Rare Asenapine Induced Tachycardia in a Bipolar Affective Disorder Patient with Underlying Glucose-6Phosphate Deficiency
Mr. R is a 29-year-old single male with underlying Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency since childhood. He presented with elated mood for 10days prior. He had 1 prior admission because of increased agitation and being aggressive towards his family doctor. G6PD has been linked with an increased risk of developing Bipolar Affective Disorder. Asenapine is a new antipsychotic on the market, which could be used as a mood stabilizer. It has a proven benefit in treating bipolar affective disorder. This case report highlights a very rare side effect of Asenapine induced tachycardia.