akathisia


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akathisia

[‚a·kə′thiz·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Motor restlessness ranging from a feeling of inner disquiet, often localized in the muscles, to an inability to sit still or lie quietly.
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Bipolar mania: The incidences within the recommended dose range (VRAYLAR 3 -- 6 mg/day vs placebo) were: extrapyramidal symptoms (26% vs 12%), akathisia (20% vs 5%), dyspepsia (7% vs 4%), vomiting (10% vs 4%), somnolence (7% vs 4%), and restlessness (7% vs 2%)
Adult patients with schizophrenia: somnolence, akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, and nausea
In the group with schizophrenia, the most commonly reported adverse events were extrapyramidal symptoms and akathisia.
The most commonly observed adverse reactions in patients treated with lurasidone were somnolence, akathisia, nausea and parkinsonism.
When the akathisia that it caused was at its worst, Cory said that if he had been handed a gun, he surely would have shot himself.
Based on preliminary studies with antipsychotic drugs, a subgroup of patients who experience akathisia may be particularly vulnerable to suicide.
There are high possibilities that some patients with schizophrenia presenting with depressive symptoms may in fact be having anti-psychotic-induced dysphoria, without the associated motor aspects of akathisia that make diagnosis more obvious (22).
Linda explains: "This severe agitation is akathisia - another sideeffect.
She sued, alleging that the warning label on metoclopramide dramatically understated the risks of akathisia and other symptoms relating to the part of the nervous system that regulates muscle reflexes.
To start, neuroleptics are scientifically proven to produce two neurological disorders after long use--tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia.