Drugs That Cause Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is mainly caused by the prolonged use of antipsychotic therapies. There are newer atypical antipsychotic therapies that are only sometimes linked to TD that include olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, paliperidone, and amisulpride. Other drugs that may cause TD include metoclopramide, antihistamines, fluoxetine, and amoxapine. When a patient is diagnosed with TD, treatment may include a reevaluation and adjustment of medications. There are available treatments to aid in counteracting the symptoms of TD. Those with schizophrenia, developmental disabilities, and other neuropsychiatric disorders may be more susceptible to TD if they are prescribed dopamine-receptor blocking therapies.

Reference: Cunha JP. What Drugs Cause Tardive Dyskinesia? eMedicineHealth. Accessed July 27, 2022. https://www.emedicinehealth.com/what_drugs_cause_tardive_dyskinesia/article_em.htm

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