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Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-05-25
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Drug induced muscular dystonia

Michał Graczyk, Anna Adamczyk
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(2):58-61.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-05-25

Abstract

Nausea and vomiting are common and troublesome problems in palliative patients. They can result from the course of the disease itself or be induced by treatment (chemotherapy, opioids). The most often used antiemetics are metoclopramide and haloperidol. There are safe. However, one should remember about their adverse effects. One of them is dystonia which is the result of the dopamine receptors blockade. The young people and women are more sensitive to these adverse effects.

Abstract

Nausea and vomiting are common and troublesome problems in palliative patients. They can result from the course of the disease itself or be induced by treatment (chemotherapy, opioids). The most often used antiemetics are metoclopramide and haloperidol. There are safe. However, one should remember about their adverse effects. One of them is dystonia which is the result of the dopamine receptors blockade. The young people and women are more sensitive to these adverse effects.
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Keywords

dystonia; nausea and vomiting; metoclopramide; haloperidol

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Title

Drug induced muscular dystonia

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

58-61

Published online

2006-05-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(2):58-61.

Keywords

dystonia
nausea and vomiting
metoclopramide
haloperidol

Authors

Michał Graczyk
Anna Adamczyk

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