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Letter to the Editor

Dyskinesia With Fluoxetine: Tardive or Late-Onset Persistent, Acute Norfluoxetine Dyskinesia?

Edward C. Lauterbach and Samuel D. Shillcutt

Published: February 15, 1997

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: N. H. Sandler, M.D. (February 1996 issue), reported afascinating fluoxetine-related lingual dyskinesia. We wish topose some additional considerations. While these lingual movementsmay represent tardive dyskinesia (TD), Schooler andKane described properties of TD not reported in this case:masking of TD with dyskinetogenic drug dose increases, reboundworsening with dose reductions, and the necessity of excludingother dyskinesia etiologies.

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