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Letters to the Editor

Olanzapine and Blepharoclonus

Caroline Klaus Sofia-Gabrion, MA; Yacine Ali Yahia, MD; and Laurent Holzer, MD

Published: September 17, 2007

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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‘ ‹’ ‹


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Volume: 68

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