What is the role of branched-chain amino acids in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In a group of adult men with TD, administration of branched-chain amino acids markedly reduced the movements of TD. [65] Such intervention is contraindicated in pregnant women. This promising treatment requires investigation in other locations to confirm its safety and efficacy.

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