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Treatments available for drug-induced Tardive Dyskinesia

There is no known cure for Tardive Dyskinesia, a serious movement disorder linked to some psychiatric drugs and metoclopramide, a medication used to treat heartburn, GERD, and other gastrointestinal disorders. The condition, identified by involuntary movements such as jerks, eye blinking, and muscle contractions of the face and limbs, usually develops after long-term use of the medications. Symptoms often persist even after the medication has been stopped. Use of the drugs that cause Tardive Dyskinesia also can mask symptoms, which can mean symptoms become more pronounced after the medication stops. Medications most often associated with Tardive Dyskinesia include metoclopramide, known ... Read More