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.