Astrid Johannesson Hjelholt, Charlotte Uggerhøj Andersen & Charlotte Steffensen
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V10200794
This case report describes a 57-year-old male with symptoms of tardive akathisia after long-term metoclopramide treatment. As metoclopramide is a dopamine receptor antagonist, it has the potential to cause drug-induced movement disorders, including akathisia, which is characterised by an inner restlessness resulting in a need for constant movement. Tardive akathisia, in contrast to acute akathisia, evolves after prolonged exposure to the triggering medication and can be a permanent condition. Treatment duration of metoclopramide should be restricted, and awareness of neurological side effects is important.