Top
10
Doctor insights on: Extrapyramidal Side Effects

Share
1

1
Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur when getting treated for mental health?

Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur when getting treated for mental health?

No room for details: Our bodies are complex and interconnected. Chemicals usually have more than one function. So making beneficial corrections in one system can throw another system off balance. The task of finding the point with least negative and most positive effects is the challenge physicians face. If you want more detail, ask your provider or pharmacist for direction. Best! ...Read more

3

3
Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur during treatment for mental health?

Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur during treatment for mental health?

Med side effects: Extrapyramidal symptoms include akathisia (severe restlessness), painful muscle contractions (dystonia), Parkinsonian symptoms and in chronic cases, permanent abnormal muscle contractions (tardive dyskinesia). EPS is usually caused by antipsychotic medications. Anticholinergic side effects include dry mouth, confusion and blood pressure changes. The latter can be seen with several types of meds. ...Read more

4

4
What are the side effects of espiride?

What are the side effects of espiride?

Espiride/sulpiride: Is atypical antipsychotic used mainly to treat psychosis associated with schizophrenia & major depressive disorder. Side effects include dystonia, parkinsonism, & akathisia (extrapyramidal, altho to lesser degree than older meds), low bp, long-qt syndrome, dry mouth, sweating, nausea, activation/ sedation, insomnia, allergic rash, pruritus. Rare cases of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. [not in us]. ...Read more

5

5
Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Important Data: Loxapine is a first generation antipsychotic used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. It is equally effective as other medications in its class. The most significant side effects include excessive salivation and indifference to surroundings. Other side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal side effects, tremor, gynecomastia and sedation. ...Read more

6

6
Will cogentin help alleviate geodon side effects?

Will cogentin help alleviate geodon side effects?

EPS: Cogentin is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. It does not counteract other side effects of antipsychotics, such as cardiac issues, metabolic issues, or changes in mentation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How much maximum onion one can eat in day without any side effects?

How much maximum onion one can eat in day without any side effects?

Variable effects: Different people have different tolerances for foods like onions, even though they're very nutritious (as per dr. Fowler)! eat them ; you'll be getting lots of flavonoids including quercetin that help your immune system http://tinyurl.Com/kfpegph several servings a week can decrease risk of cancer. To specifically decrease oral ; esophageal cancer risk, eat 1/2 cup/day in some form. Bon appetit! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers