Amlodipine-induced Delirium in a Patient With Ischemic Stroke

Dikici S., Kocaman G., Özdem Ş., KOÇER A.

NEUROLOGIST, vol.18, no.3, pp.171-172, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/nrl.0b013e318251e725
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGIST
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-172


Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist drug with distinctive pharmacokinetic characteristics that seem to be attributable to a high degree of ionization. Delirium is a neuropsychiatric syndrome recognized as a marker for increased health care costs, morbidity, mortality, and institutionalization that often complicates acute physical illness in elderly people. This case is the first report concerning amlodipine use as a cause of delirium.