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Inappropriate Antidiuresis During Carbamazepine Treatment

K.M. FLEGEL, M.D., C.M.; and C.H. COLE, M.D.
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Nephrology Division
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal, PQ H3A 1A1, Canada

Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(6):722-723. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-87-6-722
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A side effect of carbamazepine therapy that might be anticipated from its antidiuretic action in neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus (1) is water intoxication with hyponatremia. Three such cases, including one patient who developed pulmonary edema on rechallenge, have been reported (2). Our patient developed pulmonary edema followed by inappropriate antidiuresis during treatment with carbamazepine. Asymptomatic hypothyroidism remained untreated during the time we observed water intoxication.

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