Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019;10:169-71. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2019.00024.7. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

A case of levosulpiride-induced tardive dyskinesia.

Ghosh S, Nayek S.


Levosulpiride is chemically a substituted benzamide which acts as an atypical antipsychotic and prokinetic agent. There is dearth of study and limited research on levosulpiride-induced tardive dyskinesia (TD) and its abuse potential till date. Levosulpiride can cause TD which is related to an apparent dopaminergic hyperactivity after long-term blockade of presynaptic dopaminergic D2 receptors. So, detailed drug history should be taken to detect the rare cases of levosulpiride-induced TD and physicians should be cautious in using levosulpiride, particularly in elderly patients.


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