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Can risperidone cause dystonia?

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Can a drug like resperidone cause dystonia
Posted Sat, 23 Mar 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 19 minutes later
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Yes. Resperidone can cause nervous system side effects like Dystonia in 18% of the patients.
Other nervous system side effects include insomnia (26%), akathisia (16%), extrapyramidal symptoms (17%), headache (14%), dizziness (11%), parkinsonism (6%), asthenia (4%), somnolence (3%), and hypoesthesia (2%). Increased dream activity, nervousness, impaired concentration, increased sleep duration, dysarthria, vertigo, stupor, paraesthesia, confusion, and amnesia have also been reported.
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