PMID: 36330Jul 1, 1979

Neuroleptic drugs: how to reduce the risk of tardive dyskinesia

J DeVeaugh-Geiss


Prescribing neuroleptic drugs to control disruptive behavior in geriatric patients exposes them to the risk of tardive dyskinesia. Neuroleptics must be administered in the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period, and should be given only for specific indications, usually psychotic disorders.

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Lingual-Facial-Buccal Dyskinesia
Tardive Dyskinesia
Antipsychotic Agents
Dyskinesia, Medication-Induced
Geriatric Patients
Psychotic Disorders
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Movement Disorders
Drug Administration Schedule

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