Jun 23, 1976

Treatment of phenothiazine-induced dyskinesia

Psychopharmacology
D Goldman

Abstract

Previous experience indicated the possibility that a serotonin antagonist substance, was effective in relieving dyskinesia as a reaction to phenothiazine antipsychotic drugs. Since the substances used in the original observations did not become available on the United States market, a compound known to be a serotonin antagonist, cyproheptadine, which was readily available and safe, was used to treat three patients who had phenothiazine-induced dyskinesia. In these patients, cyproheptadine was definitely effective in relieving the dyskinesia over an extended period of time. Further controlled studies are required to confirm this report.

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Antipsychotic Effect
Dyskinetic Syndrome
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Phenothiazines

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