Bewegingsstoornissen door geneesmiddelen: Staken of vervangen is de beste opplossing

Translated title of the contribution: Stop or replace for best result. Movement disorder caused by medicines

J. G. Hugtenburg*

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Several drugs with effects on the central nervous system may induce movement disorders including parkinsonism, akathisia, dystonia, myoclonus, dyskinesia, tremor and ataxia. Antipsychotics, anti-emetic drugs, drugs with antivertigo activity, antidepressant drugs, antiparkinson drugs and anticonvulsant drugs are most frequently involved in movement disorders. Several types of movement disorder can coexist in the same patient. Movement disorders often disappear or reduce in severity after dose reduction or withdrawal of the drug. If necessary pharmacological treatment may be considered.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalPharmaceutisch Weekblad
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2001

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