question-icon

Can Olanzapine Cause Parkinsonism?

default
Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Can olanzapine cause gait disturbance? If so what kind?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Dariush Saghafi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes- it can cause parkinsonisms

Detailed Answer:
Good evening. Thank you for your question.

Patients on olanzapine can suffer a number of side effects which can certainly cause a person's stability to be compromised when walking but many patients (>10% who suffer side effects) do develop what we refer to as PARKINSONISMS and these result in the typical shuffling, marche petit pas, and reduced arm swing with hunched posture and predilection to falls with loss of balance.

If I've adequately answered your questions could you do me a huge favor by CLOSING THE QUERY and being sure to include some fine words of feedback along with a 5 STAR rating if you feel my answers/suggestions have helped? Again, many thanks for posing your questions and please let me know how things turn out.

Do not forget to contact me in the future at: www.bit.ly/drdariushsaghafi for additional questions, comments, or concerns having to do with this topic or others.

This query has utilized a total of 27 minutes of professional time in research, review, and synthesis for the purpose of formulating a return statement.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi

Neurologist

Practicing since :1988

Answered : 2473 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Can Olanzapine Cause Parkinsonism?

Brief Answer: Yes- it can cause parkinsonisms Detailed Answer: Good evening. Thank you for your question. Patients on olanzapine can suffer a number of side effects which can certainly cause a person's stability to be compromised when walking but many patients (>10% who suffer side effects) do develop what we refer to as PARKINSONISMS and these result in the typical shuffling, marche petit pas, and reduced arm swing with hunched posture and predilection to falls with loss of balance. If I've adequately answered your questions could you do me a huge favor by CLOSING THE QUERY and being sure to include some fine words of feedback along with a 5 STAR rating if you feel my answers/suggestions have helped? Again, many thanks for posing your questions and please let me know how things turn out. Do not forget to contact me in the future at: www.bit.ly/drdariushsaghafi for additional questions, comments, or concerns having to do with this topic or others. This query has utilized a total of 27 minutes of professional time in research, review, and synthesis for the purpose of formulating a return statement.