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Parkinson disease-like side effects of anti-dementia drugs

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.

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About: Parkinson disease-like side effects of anti-dementia drugs

Date: 27 September 2005



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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication and dementia
  • Medication and atypical antipsychotics
  • Medication and typical antipsychotics
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and dementia
  • Side effects and atypical antipsychotics
  • Side effects and typical antipsychotics
  • Side effects and parkinsonism
  • Side effects and movement disorder

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