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Secondary parkinsonism

  • Alternative Names

    Parkinsonism - secondary


    Treating conditions that cause secondary parkinsonism may decrease the risk.

    Only use medications under a health care provider's supervision. People with conditions (such as schizophrenia) that require long-term use of antipsychotics should be carefully monitored to prevent the development of secondary parkinsonism. Newer antipsychotic medications are less likely to cause secondary parkinsonism.


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