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Extrapyramidal effect of drugs

Extrapyramidal effect of drugs is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with extrapyramidal effect of drugs, 66% report having abnormal involuntary movements, 41% report having seizures, and 31% report having anxiety and nervousness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of extrapyramidal effect of drugs are abnormal involuntary movements, disturbance of memory, cramps and spasms, restlessness, neck stiffness or tightness, and arm stiffness or tightness, although you may still have extrapyramidal effect of drugs without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with extrapyramidal effect of drugs often receive intravenous fluid replacement, magnetic resonance imaging, psychotherapy, mental health counseling, cat scan of head, electroencephalogram (eeg), physical therapy exercises and psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with extrapyramidal effect of drugs include clonazepam, benztropine, carbidopa / levodopa, pramipexole (mirapex), baclofen, donepezil (aricept), levetiracetam (keppra), trihexyphenidyl (artane), propranolol, amantadine, haloperidol, botulinum toxin type a (botox) and ropinirole .

Clonazepam
$9
(28 days)
Benztropine
$8
(28 days)
Pramipexole (Mirapex)
$121
(28 days)
Baclofen
$18
(28 days)
Donepezil (Aricept)
$210
(28 days)
Levetiracetam (Keppra)
$111
(28 days)
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
$11
(28 days)
Propranolol
$18
(28 days)
Amantadine
$28
(28 days)
Haloperidol
$28
(28 days)
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)

Ropinirole
$41
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for extrapyramidal effect of drugs include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.7x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.5x
75+ years
1.7x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.0x
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