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Dementia medications, atypical antipsychotics, taken in high doses have such adverse effects as movement disorders or parkinsonism, similar to the movement seen in Parkinsonís disease. Atypical antipsychotics provide fewer side effects than typical antipsychotics, but should be started on a low dose with frequent assessment of the patient on the drug.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by McCleans.ca
About: Parkinson disease-like side effects of anti-dementia drugs
Date: 27 September 2005
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