A 50-year-old female asked:
can antipsychotic meds cause diastolic heart dysfunction/failure? i am currently on 15mg saphris (asenapine) and 150mg seroquel xr plus various other drugs
1 doctor answer
Dr. Austina Cho answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: Antipsychotics should be used w/ caution in people w/ heart disease as they may exacerbate preexisting conditions. However, i haven't heard of saphris (asenapine) ; seroquel directly causing diastolic heart failure. If you suffer from other medical illnesses such as sleep apnea, diabetes, ; high blood pressure, then they are the more likely causes.
Answered on Dec 5, 2013
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!