Acute dystonia, akathisia, and parkinsonism induced by ziprasidone

Samir Kumar Praharaj, Amlan Kusum Jana, Sujit Sarkhel, Vinod Kumar Sinha

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Abstract

Ziprasidone is a second-generation antipsychotic with a lower propensity to cause extrapyramidal adverse effects that are seen at higher doses. We report a patient who developed acute dystonia, parkinsonism, and severe akathisia with ziprasidone 80 mg/d. These adverse effects subsided after dose reduction and specific treatment for akathisia and parkinsonism.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Therapeutics
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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