Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug which is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here, we report a case of akathisia and dyskinesia on starting methylphenidate in patient who was on risperidone. The symptoms disappeared on stopping methylphenidate, despite continuing risperidone and reappeared on starting methylphenidate again. Hence, physicians should be aware of the possible effect of dyskinesia when using a neuroleptic and a methylphenidate together in a patient.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 21-03-2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry