When is hospitalization indicated 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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Total discontinuance is often difficult or impossible for people whose TD has been treated pharmacologically. Some patients need a small dose of dopamine antagonists on a long-term basis. They may require hospitalization if the dopamine antagonist is discontinued completely.


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