high doses of vitamin E for tardive dyskinesia

There is considerable interest in trying high doses of vitamin E for tardive dyskinesia.

Up to 25% of patients on chronic neuroleptics develop symptoms of tardive dyskinesia...tics, grimacing, writhing, etc. It appears most often in patients on high-potency agents (Haldol, etc)...especially in the elderly...or in patients with prior movement disorders or alcohol abuse.

In some cases symptoms persist even when the neuroleptic is discontinued.

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