Fluoxetine induced dyskinesia

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1994 Jun;28(2):328-30. doi: 10.1080/00048679409075647.


A case of fluoxetine induced dyskinesia in an elderly woman with previous use of low dose haloperidol is described. In contrast to neuroleptic induced tardive dyskinesia it was characterised by a rapid onset after commencing fluoxetine and rapid resolution on cessation. In the case discussion we describe other cases of fluoxetine induced extrapyramidal syndromes and possible mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Depressive Disorder / drug therapy*
  • Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced*
  • Female
  • Fluoxetine / adverse effects*
  • Fluoxetine / therapeutic use*
  • Humans


  • Fluoxetine