Olanzapine prolongs cardiac repolarization by blocking the rapid component of the delayed rectifier potassium current.

Abstract

Prolongation of the QT interval has been observed during treatment with olanzapine, a thienobenzodiazepine antipsychotic agent. Our objectives were 1) to characterize the effects of olanzapine on cardiac repolarization and 2) to evaluate effects of olanzapine on the major time-dependent outward potassium current involved in cardiac repolarization, namely I… (More)

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