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Letters to the Editor

Ziprasidone-Induced Acute Dystonic Reactions in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Shannon K. Weinstein, BSN; Caleb M. Adler, MD; and Stephen M. Strakowski, MD

Published: February 15, 2006

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Sir: We have recently observed 2 cases of acute dystonic reactions in ziprasidone-treated patients with bipolar disorder. Although characterized by relatively high dopamine-2 (D2) binding, ziprasidone has been associated with a low rate of extrapyramidal symptoms and dystonia.1,2 Of 4 early clinical trials with ziprasidone,3-6 only 1 trial, in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, has reported any dystonia.3


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