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Which drugs can cause tardive dyskinesia?

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Older versions of antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other brain conditions may be more likely to cause these movements than newer ones, including:

  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
  • Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Thioridazine (Mellaril)
  • Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)

Some drugs that treat nausea, reflux, and other stomach problems can also cause tardive dyskinesia, including:

  • Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  • Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on December 1, 2020
Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on December 1, 2020

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