Which groups are at highest risk for medication-induced dystonic reactions?

Updated: Feb 19, 2018
  • Author: John Michael Kowalski, DO; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Variations in incidence are as follows:

  • There is no identified increased risk of dystonic reaction attributable to race

  • Incidence of dystonic reactions is greater in males than in females

  • These reactions are more common in children, teens, and young adults (ie, 5-45 years. [5, 6] ; the risk of reaction decreases as age increases


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