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Extrapyramidal Symptoms

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What are extrapyramidal symptoms?

Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) are side effects of antipsychotic medicines. EPS can cause movement and muscle control problems throughout your body.

What symptoms may I have?

Symptoms may be noticed after you take one dose of medicine or after long-term use. You may not be aware of these symptoms, but others close to you may notice any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

What should I do if I or someone close to me notices that I have symptoms?

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