Acute dystonia during fixed-dose neuroleptic treatment.


Eighty-six patients with acute psychotic exacerbations were treated with fixed dosage regimens of oral fluphenazine up to 10-30 mg/day in randomized, double-blind studies. Dystonic reactions occurred in 33.8% of the subjects at risk. Of these, 58% occurred by the third day, 88% by the fourth day, and 100% by the ninth day of treatment; most occurred later… (More)


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