What is the role of aripiprazole 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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Aripiprazole was reported to relieve the dyskinetic movements of TD in a 65-year-old man with schizophrenia. [39] However, aripiprazole itself can lead to tardive movement disorders. [69] In a case report from Japan, switching from aripiprazole to quetiapine yielded improvements in dyskinesia, dystonia and psychotic symptoms. [70]


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