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Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Primary treatment consists of slowly lowering the dose or withdrawing the drug causing this condition. Treatment with reserpine or similar drugs may be helpful.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

If a person is psychotic and the drug to control psychosis is reduced or stopped, the psychosis often gets worse. The risks of psychosis may be more dangerous than the risks of the tardive dyskinesia.

How is the condition monitored?

To monitor the condition, it is important that people on neuroleptic drugs are seen regularly by a healthcare provider. Affected people can also monitor for symptoms at home.

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Author: Tim Allen, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/02/01

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