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Lamictal Tardive Dyskinesia
Dyskinesia refers to a group of involuntary movements which are usually uncoordinated and often spasmodic. These are neurological problems. Examples are tardive dyskinesia and Huntington's Chorea. There are many causes including side effects of some drugs, genetic, or the sequelae of infection or ...Read more
TD: Tardive dyskinesia (td) refers to nvoluntary movements of the tongue, lips, and facial muscles. In more severe cases, it may also include the arms, legs, and the rest of the body. Td can occur with any of the antipsychotic medications, but was much more common with the older medications. It may also be dose related and usually takes many years to develop ...Read more
Of course: TD is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder. Patients are more likely to develop tardive dyskinesia when using psychotropic medications. SSRIs (Fluoxetine), stimulant medications and illegal drugs. Discontinuance of the offending agent is the most important treatment of TD. ...Read more
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
Tardive dyskinesia: TD is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder. These movements vary in severity ranging from extremely mild -- where symptoms are hardly noticeable -- to more severe cases involving difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia). Some cases can be cosmetically disfiguring. ...Read more
Tardive dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is most often a side effect of the use of antipsychotic medications when weaned, but can occur during treatment. If recognized early it may be temporary if the medication is discontinued. The symptoms can result from an excessive amount of the brain chemical Dopamine or excessively sensitive receptors for Dopamine present on certain brain cells involved in movement. ...Read more
Sometimes.: It is caused by the continued use of certain medications. The longer you take them the higher the chance of it being irreversible. Some people improve with certain medical treatments. Be sure to see your doctor about possible treatments. ...Read more
TD: Repetitive involuntary purposeless movements such as grimacing, lip smacking, tongue protrusion. Is result of long-term use of antipsychotic drugs, & some drugs for vomiting such as promethazine. Cause is unknown but thought to be due to Dopamine super sensitivity caused by these drugs. Refer to my answer on TD treatments. ...Read more
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Both involuntary: Tardive dyskinesias are slow, repetitive, involuntary movements, most commonly occurring after use of neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) drugs. Dystonias are a kind of abnormal, involuntary movement, which occur when opposing muscle groups contract simultaneously. ...Read more
Tough question.: TD is a complex syndrome of abnormal involuntary movements. The exact mechanism of action of Ingressa is unknown. How it will work with you and how long it may take to be effective is hard to predict. Talk things over with your physician who I am sure will monitor you closely ...Read more
I researched the chances of develop. Tardive Dyskinesia on S.G. Antipsychotics, but every source claims drastically different numbers. Who to believe?
Just monitor: ;yourself carefully when taking the medicine and you won't have a problem. If you notice symptoms call your doctor and ask to stop the medicine and how to do it safely over the phone. Good luck people worry about side effects way too much at times. ...Read more
Clinical: By history, examination and observing abnormal movements. ...Read more
Yes and no: All anytipsychotic medications carry the risk of tardive dyskinesa if used at high enough doses for long periods of time. However, queitapine is a type of antipsychotic with a lower risk of tardive dyskinesia, and is therefore preferred over some of the others, such as haloperidol. ...Read more
TD: Repetitive involuntary purposeless movements such as grimacing, lip smacking, tongue protrusion. Is result of long-term use of antipsychotic drugs, & some drugs for vomiting such as promethazine. Cause is unknown but thought to be due to Dopamine super sensitivity caused by these drugs. It can occur with seroquel, (quetiapine) but very rare. ...Read more
How long does it take for Tetrabenazine to help in the treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia? Thanks for the help!
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Was prescribed Celexa (citalopram). How safe is it? Do I have to worry about long QT or Tardive Dyskinesia? I have no history of either. What do I need to know?
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Celexa is safe and effective at usual therapeutic doses.
The concerns you are referring to are in the 80mgs daily dose range, in patients with pre-existing cardiac conduction abnormalities. If you do find out that you need higher doses to achieve the benefit you are seeking, you may want to discuss switching to Lexapro (escitalopram).
As for TD, I have never had a patient develop that on an antidepressant. ...Read more
Dr. Says that it's impossible for Zoloft (sertraline) to cause tardive dyskinesia, but online info. States otherwise. Which is it? Don't want meds that cause it.
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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