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Pharmacopsychiatry. 1996 Nov;29(6):223-6.

Reversible hepatotoxicity of paroxetine in a patient with major depression.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are becoming widely used because of their favorable side-effect profile and their safety in overdose. We report about a patient with recurring major depression (DSM-IIIR) who was treated with paroxetine and developed a severe hepatotoxic reaction, which was reversed after withdrawal of the drug. Individual, patient-related causes for this side-effect were not found. To our knowledge, this is the first published case of a probably paroxetine-induced severe hepatotoxicity. Hepatotoxicity should be taken into account as a rare complication that may occur not only with tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) but also with SSRIs.

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