To treat TD, your doctor may:
- Stop the neuroleptic medication
- Lower the dose
- Switch you to a different medication (eg, an atypical antipsychotic)
- Recommend vitamin B6 or vitamin E to reduce the risk of worsening symptoms—These vitamins are still being studied.
Symptoms may decrease over time even if you continue to take the neuroleptic drug. Younger people tend to do better.
Some medications may help decrease symptoms, such as:
- Trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane)
- Reserpine (Serpalan)
- Propranolol (Inderal)
- Clonidine (Catapres)
- Baclofen (Lioresal)
- Sedatives (benzodiazepines), such as:
- Antiseizure drugs, such as:
- Antipsychotic drugs that may help with movement disorders (eg, sulpiride, oxypertine, tiapride) and other medications, such as L-dopa (a type of amino acid)
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