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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: May be caused by other drugs..

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.200b (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:200
  1. P M Haddad
  1. Department of Psychiatry, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9BX.

    EDITOR, - M F Bristow and D Kohen state that the neuroleptic malignant syndrome may occur in response to the sudden cessation of dopamine agonists as well as in patients treated with neuroleptic drugs.1 But the syndrome has also been reported after the administration of non-neuroleptic drugs, including lithium, metoclopramide, carbamazepine, antidepressants (including dothiepin and amoxapine), tetrabenazine, …

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