Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

CASE SERIES
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 177--181

Levosulpiride-induced movement disorders


Supriyo Choudhury1, Koustav Chatterjee1, Ravi Singh1, Shantanu Shubham1, Santosh Trivedi1, Suparna Chatterjee2, Hrishikesh Kumar1 
1 Department of Neurology, RGC Research Centre, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Hrishikesh Kumar
Department of Neurology and RGC Research Centre, Institute of Neurosciences, 185/1 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
India

We reported a series of patients who presented with LSP.induced movement disorders specifically, dyskinetic movements. We have presented one case of LSP-induced parkinsonism and summarized ten cases of LSP-induced dyskinesia. The causality of the adverse drug reaction was assessed systematically using a validated rating system, and we extensively qualified the clinical presentation of each case of dyskinesia using a clinical rating scale. We described an unusual case of acute onset LSP-induced parkinsonism in a 56-year-aged female. The mean age of ten patients of LSP-induced dyskinesia was 65.3 years (standard deviation 10.4), and 25% of patients were female. They were consuming suspected medication for a median duration of 13 months (range 1–60 months). We noted LSP-induced dyskinesia was challenging to treat as its resolution is often incomplete even with adequate treatment.


How to cite this article:
Choudhury S, Chatterjee K, Singh R, Shubham S, Trivedi S, Chatterjee S, Kumar H. Levosulpiride-induced movement disorders.J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2017;8:177-181


How to cite this URL:
Choudhury S, Chatterjee K, Singh R, Shubham S, Trivedi S, Chatterjee S, Kumar H. Levosulpiride-induced movement disorders. J Pharmacol Pharmacother [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 15 ];8:177-181
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