Drug induced akathisia

Symptoms of Drug induced akathisia

The following features are indicative of Drug induced akathisia:
  • anxiety
  • excruciating discomfort in the knees

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Common Causes of Drug induced akathisia

The following are the most common causes of Drug induced akathisia:
  • use of antipsychotic drugs
  • use of selective serotonin
  • use of reuptake inhibitors
  • use of metoclopramide
  • use of reserpine
  • untreated schizophrenia

Risk Factors for Drug induced akathisia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Drug induced akathisia:
  • Parkinson's disease

Prevention of Drug induced akathisia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Drug induced akathisia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • be conservative when increasing dosages of antipsychotics

Occurrence of Drug induced akathisia

Common Age Group

Drug induced akathisia can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Drug induced akathisia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Drug induced akathisia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Drug induced akathisia:
  • Barnes Akathisia Scale: To assess the severity of drug-induced akathisia

Complications of Drug induced akathisia if untreated

Yes, Drug induced akathisia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Drug induced akathisia is left untreated:
  • suicidal thoughts

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Drug induced akathisia.

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