What is the role of progesterone 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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Bishnoi et al demonstrated a beneficial effect of progesterone on an animal model of TD. [74] They hypothesized that the favorable effect of progesterone was modulated by means of the GABA-ergic and neuroprotective actions of alloprogesterone, a metabolite of progesterone.


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