Tardive Akathisia in an Adult on Long Term Metoclopramide

  • Subhshankar Prassad
  • Ron Meadows
  • Narayan Kamate
Keywords: Metoclopramide, Tardive Akathisia, Adverse Drug Reaction


Metoclopramide is prescribed to subjects dealing with gastrointestinal issues like delayed gastric emptying, nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite. It is also used to treat chemotherapy and surgery related nausea and vomiting.  Although it is very effective in targeting stomach related illnesses, severe adverse drug reactions can occur in those who take metoclopramide.  This case report describes a 32-year-old female who suffered from tardive akathisia while being treated with long-term metoclopramide. Long term exposure to causative medication leads to evolution of Tardive akathisia and this can stay for a lifetime. It is important to restrict the exposure duration of triggering drug. Health care professionals and patients should be well aware of this neurological adverse event of metoclopramide.


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Author Biographies

Subhshankar Prassad

MD (Internal Medicine), Consultant Medical Practioner, Kovalam, Chennai, India

Ron Meadows

Independent Medical Scholar, Consultant & Researcher, Valladolid, Spain

Narayan Kamate

MD (Internal Medicine), Consultant Medical Practioners, Kovalam, Chennai, India


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0504.07432
Published: 2021-07-27
How to Cite
Subhshankar Prassad, Ron Meadows, Narayan Kamate. Tardive Akathisia in an Adult on Long Term Metoclopramide. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Jul.27 [cited 2024Apr.14];5(4):CR1-CR3. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/432