What is the definition of Drug Induced Dyskinesia?
Drug induced dyskinesia is an involuntary movement disorder. Signs and symptoms include repetitive and irregular motions of the mouth, face, limbs and/or trunk. Treatment with antipsychotic drugs and levodopa (commonly used to treat Parkinson disease) are well recognized causes of drug-induced dyskinesia. Dyskinesia develops in around 40% of people with Parkinson's disease who have been on levodopa treatment for four to six years. Tardive dyskinesia is a severe form of drug-induced dyskinesia due to antipsychotic treatments. Tardive dyskinesia develops in 5% of people per year of treatment.
What are the alternative names for Drug Induced Dyskinesia?
What are the causes for Drug Induced Dyskinesia?
The following medications have caused drug-induced dyskinesia in some individuals:
- Flunarizine (Sibelium)