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In rare cases it can cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome and symptoms of stiffness, fever and confusion.
In 2009, the patient was admitted for the third time for a period of 5 months, during which he developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome while receiving a combination of sodium valproate and high doses of haloperidol.
Case reports indicate that all combined therapies with the exception of ziprasidone raise the risk of potentially fatal adverse events, including encephalopathy, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, neutropenia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
BOSTON -- Clinical application of the first consensus-based criteria for neuroleptic malignant syndrome should expedite the diagnosis of the life-threatening complication of antipsychotic drug treatment by replacing current "ad hoc approaches," Dr.
Like similar drugs, it has many other serious potential risks, including strokes, heart problems, high blood sugar and diabetes, suicide, seizures, fainting, a drop in infection-fighting white blood cells, sedation and impaired thinking, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder.
Another major factor leading to his death was an extremely rare condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome - a reaction to anti-psychotic drugs.
A broad range of disorders is covered, including acute dystonic reactions, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, startle syndromes, and tic emergencies.
Abstract: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a potentially lethal condition that has been described in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) after long-term dopaminergic medications are suddenly stopped or moderately decreased.