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Is propranolol a good medicine to combat akathisia from antipsychotic medicines? i have heard it can cause insomnia and fatigue & worried about it

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
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In brief: Try lower dose

Akathesia is a dose-related side effect of most antipsychotic meds.
Review with prescribing doctor to consider dose adjustment. Adding low dose propanolol to start is reasonable; but close medical supervision is necessary to monitor blood pressure and mental status. Fatigue is possible propanolol s/e. Insomnia unlikely. I hope this helps.

In brief: Try lower dose

Akathesia is a dose-related side effect of most antipsychotic meds.
Review with prescribing doctor to consider dose adjustment. Adding low dose propanolol to start is reasonable; but close medical supervision is necessary to monitor blood pressure and mental status. Fatigue is possible propanolol s/e. Insomnia unlikely. I hope this helps.
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