View Full Version : Anticholinergics and TD, do they or do they not increase the risk

03-19-09, 08:34 PM
It says on Wikipedia:
Some studies suggest that use of anticholinergics increases the risk of tardive dyskinesia, a long-term side effect of antipsychotics. Other studies have found no association between anticholinergic exposure and risk of developing tardive dyskinesia.
What's the "true" statement? Does it increase or does it not increase the chances of developing TD?
(Examples of anticholinergics would be Cogentin or Artane I believe...)

03-19-09, 09:27 PM
We don't know. Some studies suggest it does. Some suggest it doesn't. So for now, there is no "true" statement.