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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dyskinesia (Overview)

Dyskinesia is a symptom in which a person has trouble controlling his movements to make them smooth, coordinated motions. Dyskinesia can appear as repetitive motions, rough movements, jerky movements, etc. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) may occur as a drug side effect.


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Was given Reglan (metoclopramide) in ER 5 years ago. Ever since that day I've had twitches throughout my entire body. Can one dose of Reglan (metoclopramide) cause dyskinesia?

Was given Reglan (metoclopramide) in ER 5 years ago. Ever since that day I've had twitches throughout my entire body. Can one dose of Reglan (metoclopramide) cause dyskinesia?

Not likely: Dyskinesia is more of an acute side effect of medications such as Reglan (metoclopramide). It would be highly unlikely that you are having persistent symptoms 5 years later. A thorough history and physical examination may be needed to address the cause of your twitches. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
152 doctors shared insights

Dyskinesia (Overview)

Dyskinesia is a symptom in which a person has trouble controlling his movements to make them smooth, coordinated motions. Dyskinesia can appear as repetitive motions, rough movements, jerky movements, etc. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) may occur as a drug side effect.


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Does bilary dyskinesia mean my gallbladder isn't working?

Does bilary dyskinesia mean my gallbladder isn't working?

Abnormal gb & ducts: Acalculous cholecystitis is ineffective/incomplete contraction of the gallbladder in response to cck, as seen on hida scan. Cholecystectomy may help. Sphincter of oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, altered propagation/increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck. Sphicterotomy may help. ...Read more

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Anyone out there treat primary ciliary dyskinesia?

Pulmonologist: Your best bet on getting treatment is to find a pulmonologist at a tertiary care center who has experience with treating this disorder. ...Read more

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Anyone treated primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd)?

Anyone treated primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd)?

Pulmonologists do: Pcd is diagnosed in both children & adults & they should be followed by a pediatric or adult pulmonologist who can help monitor their lung function & provide specific therapies to prevent lung damage in the long term. Most tertiary care centers would have either an adult or pediatric pulmonologist who has expertise in the management of patients with pcd. Talk to your doctor & see a lung specialist. ...Read more

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What is the anti psycotic cause tradive dyskinesia?

Tardive dyskinesia: Virtually all of the antipsychotic medications can cause tardive dyskinesia. The older ones are most like to cause this--haldol, mellaril, thorazine, promethazine, flufenazine. The newer ones can too, but the risk is lower. Some nonantipsychotic medications can also cause it like Reglan (metoclopramide) for nausea, . See http://www.Brainandspinalcord.Org/legal/tardive-dyskinesia/medications.Html. ...Read more

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Is having a dbs implanted a good treatment for tardive dyskinesia?

It can be: There is increasing evidence (mostly out of Europe) that DBS can help many people with tardive dyskinesia. Unfortunately, this is currently an off-label use for DBS in the USA and hence you will need to speak to someone about entering an active research study on the subject underway in the US. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments/therapy to help with eating difficulty due to tardive dyskinesia.

Are there any treatments/therapy to help with eating difficulty due to tardive dyskinesia.

Tardive dyskinesia: Is treated with either Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Cogentin by the physician who prescribed the neuroleptic medication. The physician will certainly want to know about this side effect to be able to monitor response to medication & make decisions about changing the neuroleptic depending on the response. ...Read more

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Could surgery help to cure my tardive dyskinesia?

Not FDA approved: There is increasing evidence that deep brain stimulation targeting the globus pallidus is effective for tardive disorders but this is not officially an fda approved indication. If it is disabling, you can consult a functional neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can prevent tardive dyskinesia?

Unknown: There are no definite way to prevent it. Careful selection of psychotropic medicine may help. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotic drugs often cause tardive dyskinesia?

Yes: The older antipsychotics such as thorazine, mellaril, stelazine, haloperidol, turned out to be at high risk in causing tardive dyskinesia. The newer agents such as risperdal, seroquil, geodon, (ziprasidone) have a substantially lower risk but still possible in some patients. ...Read more

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