Preliminary Communications

Low Serum Pseudocholinesterase Levels Complicating Treatment with Phenelzine

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 30 August 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:510
  1. P. O. Bodley,
  2. K. Halwax,
  3. L. Potts


    Four patients undergoing treatment with phenelzine developed low serum pseudocholinesterase levels. In one of the patients an apnoea of one hour followed modified electric convulsion therapy. In three cases investigations showed that the serum pseudocholinesterase levels returned to normal after withdrawal of phenelzine.

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