Olanzapine and Blepharoclonus
J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(9):1443-1444 [letter]
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Sir: Olanzapine is an atypical neuroleptic associated with low risk of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS).1 However, recent case reports2–4 suggest that some patients developed abnormal movements while taking olanzapine. Incidence of motor eyelid complications associated with atypical antipsychotics is uncommon, and only a few case reports of blepharospasm or Meige’s syndrome have been reported with risperidone and olanzapine.4