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Re: EPS from SSRI or other Antidepressants?

Posted by ed_uk on December 3, 2004, at 13:46:38

In reply to Re: EPS from SSRI or other Antidepressants?, posted by Ritch on December 3, 2004, at 13:36:11


Has anyone ever tried an anticholinergic such as orphenadrine (Disipal) to treat EPS caused by SSRIs? The reason I mentioned orphenadrine in particular is because it is also thought to be a mild analgesic and is occasionally prescribed to treat back pain. Anticholinergics are the most common treatment for AP-induced EPS. Other common anticholinergics include procyclidine, trihexyphenidyl (benzhexol), benz(a)tropine and biperiden.

Another way to treat SSRI-induced EPS might be to use a 5-HT2 antagonist such as mirtazapine (Remeron). Take care if you suffer from akathisia, high doses of Remeron may cause restlessness!





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