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Drug induced dyskinesia


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Dyskinesia, drug induced
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Drug induced dyskinesia is an involuntary movement disorder. Signs and symptoms include repetitive and irregular motions of the mouth, face, limbs and/or trunk.[1] Treatment with antipsychotic drugs and levodopa (commonly used to treat Parkinson disease) are well recognized causes of drug-induced dyskinesia.[1][2][3] Dyskinesia develops in around 40% of people with Parkinson's disease who have been on levodopa treatment for four to six years.[3] 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.[2]
Last updated: 10/22/2013


  1. Loonen AJ, Ivanova SA. New insights into the mechanism of drug-induced dyskinesia. CNS Spectr. 2013 Feb;18(1):15-20; Accessed 10/22/2013.
  2. Akbostanci MC, Atbasoglu EC, Balaban H. Tardive dyskinesia, mild drug-induced dyskinesia, and drug-induced parkinsonism: risk factors and topographic distribution. Acta Neurol Belg. 1999 Sep;99(3):176-81; Accessed 10/22/2013.
  3. Damier P. Drug-induced dyskinesias. Curr Opin Neurol. 2009 Aug;22(4):394-9; Accessed 10/22/2013.
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