Clonidine in the treatment of Tourette's syndrome exacerbation due to haloperidol withdrawal.


A patient with long-standing Tourette's syndrome had a dramatic exacerbation of symptoms following the rapid withdrawal of haloperidol. Clonidine administration resulted in a disappearance of tics, which recurred 6 days later. The role of clonidine in blocking withdrawal-induced symptoms in patients with Tourette's syndrome treated with long-term… (More)