Beta-blockers for akathisia
ß-blockers for akathisia
Akathisia is best managed by prevention. However, when symptoms do present, the dosage of the antipsychotic should be decreased or the medication changed to an atypical antipsychotic until the alleviation of symptoms.
The 25 year old patient with the acute psychotic episode (earlier question) displays now increasing aggression. The best treatment for the patient is:
Extra info: The dose of haloperidol should be decreased to see if the symptoms improve within a week.