An Overview of Extrapyramidal Side Effects

One of the most common adverse effects from dopamine-receptor blocking agents are drug-induced movement disorders, or extrapyramidal side effects (EPS). The below link walks through the cause, pathophysiology, and presentation of EPS. The authors also highlight the types of drugs that are known to cause EPS and a summary a both the symptoms and treatment of EPS. The role of the healthcare team in improving outcomes for patients who have EPS is also discussed.

Reference: D’Souza RS, Hooten WM. Extrapyramidal Symptoms. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; May 2, 2022.

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