2005 issue 4


Volume 21, issue 4


Extrapyramidal symptoms connected with a sudden discontinuation of risperidone treatment

Małgorzata Luks1, Agnieszka Piróg-Balcerzak1
1. Samodzielna Pracownia Farmakoterapii Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2005, 4, 403-408
Keywords: withdrawal, schizophrenia, EPS, antipsychotics


Extrapyramidal symptoms are the main group of side-effects connected with antipsychotic’s treatment. At this case report I describe a patient with all kinds of EPS - acathisia, dyskinesia, parkinsonism and dystomia. 25 year old patient JK diagnosed with schizophrenia for 5 years suffered intense dystonia connected with nape's muscles, oral and upper limbs dyskinesis after rapid risperidon withdrawal. Also, in different intensity, other EPS apper.
The reduction of dyskinesis, and the improvement of patient’s mental health has been reached by amisulpride and klonidyne treatment.