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in an addmmission to ST Charles, Shannon ward, Exmoor st, W10

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in an addmmission to ST Charles, Shannon ward, Exmoor st, W10 6DZ on- 8/12/2014 a descion to medicate me in a diagnosis ( clopixol- depot injection 100mg an trihexyphendil in the side affect medincine) has relayed enlarged or swollen feet (both feet). Do you think that swollen feet is linked to the prescription. I am 49 years old.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to the site.
Kindly answer a few queries.
1) Do you have any heart, kidney , liver condition ?
2) Are you on any drugs. kindly mention their names and doses ?
3) How much time after the depot injection the legs developed swelling ?
I shall get back to you once you reply to my queries.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1. NO



Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for the inputs.

Well, it is unlikely that depot injection or the accompanying trihexylphenidyl has caused this leg swelling, although this development needs to be probed further through proper history , examination and investigations.

Kindly get the below mentioned investigations done to rule out organic cause of your swollen legs which may involve one or more organs like heart, kidney, liver, thyroid, etc.

-- Complete blood count with ESR.

--Random Blood Sugar

-- Serum electrolytes

-- ECG

-- Liver Function test

-- Kidney function test.

-- TSH, t3 and t4.

Once these tests rule out / rule in organicity you can discuss future course of treatment with your doctor, one of the options being use of diuretic drug/s to reduce the swelling in the legs along with devising a cause specific drug plan.

I hope this helps.

Wish you all the best.

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