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Saturday 23 December 2000

[Diagnostic image (17). Acute dystonia induced by prochlorperazine]

By: van Gijn J.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2000 Dec 23;144(52):2496

An 11-year-old girl had a one-day history of nausea and vomiting for which her family physician prescribed 4 suppositories of prochlorperazine 25 mg. Five hours after the last dose she developed dystonic posturing; she recovered rapidly after intramuscular injection of 40 mg orphenadrine.

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