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Suffering from schizophrenia, depression. On medicines. Hands, legs trembling. Anxious, impatient. Suggestions?

My sister is suffering from schizophrenia since 3 years, before that she was a depression patient. The doctor prescribed schizopin 100 mg (0-0-1) and parkin plus (1-1-2), after having the prescibed medicine, but her hands and legs are continuously trembling day and night and she has also become very anxious and impatient. The doctor asked to take pacitane (1-1-1) instead of parkin plus but the problem (trembling & anxiety ) still persist. Could you please help me or suggest the cause and the medications .
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Anti-psychotic medication used in the treatment of Schizophrenia, can commonly have certain side effects like tremors, muscle rigidity and other involuntary movements. These are called extra-pyramidal symptoms. These can be controlled by giving certain medication (like Pacitane) and by changing the type of anti-psychotic medication.

Stopping Parkin Plus and starting her on Pacitane seems to be a correct treatment move in her scenario. However, if the tremors are still persistent, then she needs a reassessment / physical examination in order to plan further treatment. So, take her for a review with her psychiatrist.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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