Worsening of motor features of parkinsonism with olanzapine.

  title={Worsening of motor features of parkinsonism with olanzapine.},
  author={Eric Steven Molho and S A Factor},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={14 6},
Clozapine is the current treatment of choice for drug-induced psychosis (DIP) occurring in Parkinson's disease. However, alternative medications have been sought because of the small but significant risk of agranulocytosis and the need for frequent blood testing. The new "atypical" antipsychotic olanzapine (OLZ) has recently been proposed as a safe and effective option for treating psychosis in this setting. To investigate this, we retrospectively evaluated all 12 of our patients treated with… CONTINUE READING


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