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abnormal, involuntary choreoathetotic (twitching, snake-like, writhing) movements involving the tongue, lips, jaw, face, extremities, and occasionally the trunk
Tardive dyskinesia.
increased breast size and milk production in women, disruption of menstrual cycle; loss of sexual interest [impotence], retrograde ejaculation in men.
? Neuroendocrine effects
is a syndrome characterized by rigidity, tremors, and akinesia (difficulty in initiating movement) or bradykinesia (slowness of motion).
? Pseudoparkinsonism (Parkinsonian side effects)
fever, muscular rigidity, stupor, and autonomic dysfunction, e.g. increased pulse, respirations, and sweating.
? Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
side effects include dry mouth, constipation, urinary hesitancy or retention, sweating and sensitivity to heat, blurred vision, and tachycardia.
Anticholinergic effects
is a side effect characterized by faintness which might occur when the patient suddenly changes position from prone to standing
Orthostatic (postural) hypotension
involuntary muscle contractions particularly around the mouth, jaw, face, and neck. Episodic and recurrent, last minutes to hours. Typically follow initiation of antipsychotic drug or marked increase of dose.
Acute dystonic reaction