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What is oculogyric crisis?

What is oculogyric crisis?

Dyskinesia: It's a type of dyskinesia (movement disorder showing either diminished movement or too much movement, with tics and jerks, etc) involving the muscles of the eye. It's acute, and can be relieved quickly also. It's most commonly seen with medicines that block the neurotransmitter dopamine, such as haldol, stelazine, and thorazine -- but also newer antipsychotics, as well as the GI drug reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

That's a therapeutic: dose of Zoloft (sertraline). It's rare but possible and you are in the age range that it's been noted. Other meds taken simultaneously to this would put you at higher risk and you've not listed them here for us to discuss it further. ...Read more

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Why does Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

Why does Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

Usually it doesn't: Zoloft (sertraline) inhibits serotonin reuptake, and in that way can also affect dopamine. The resulting increase in serotonergic activity can inhibit both nigrostriatal and tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons, resulting in extrapyramidal symptoms (eps). Balance between these systems is extremely important. Akathisia is the most common kind of eps from zoloft, (sertraline) rather than oculogyric crisis. ...Read more

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I suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis could my Zoloft (sertraline) cause this?

I suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis could my Zoloft (sertraline) cause this?

EPS from zoloft (sertraline): Extrapyramidal symptoms are rare with antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) & occur in less than 1%. Is seen if high dose zoloft (sertraline) or if zoloft (sertraline) is taken along with other medications that inhibit liver breakdown of zoloft (sertraline) and hence cause accumulation in body and side effects. ...Read more

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My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

See the pediatrician: Your child should be evaluated if this is new. He may need to be seen by a pediatric neurologist as well. It's probably not oculogyric crisis in the absence of a medication but should still be explored. ...Read more

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OI suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis. Is this caused by zoloft (sertraline)?

OI suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis. Is this caused by zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly but unlikel: It is always possible but in this case it is very unlikely. Would look for another cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

21 hydroxylase AB: An addisonian crisis is when your body is in shock from adrenal insufficiency. To diagnosis addison's disease, the combination of blood tests for electrolytes, glucose, 21 hydroxylase antibodies, and a high dose acth stimulation test would help make or reject the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is midlife crisis for men?

What is midlife crisis for men?

Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. ...Read more

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What is a midlife crisis for men?

What is a midlife crisis for men?

Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. ...Read more