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Severity of Tics in Children With Tourette's Disorder Reduced by Aripiprazole

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  July 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Tourette's disorder (TD) is a nervous system disorder characterized by repetitive movements or unwanted sounds called tics.
 Severity of Tics in Children With Tourette's Disorder Reduced by Aripiprazole
Severity of Tics in Children With Tourette's Disorder Reduced by Aripiprazole
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A meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole for the treatment of Tourette's disorder (TD) in children and adolescents showed a significantly greater overall improvement in total tics and tic severity from pretreatment to post-treatment for the aripiprazole compared to the placebo group.

‘A significant overall improvement in total tics and tic severity was observed in children with Tourette's disorder (TD) who were treated with aripiprazole.’
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The drug was safe, with drowsiness, nausea, and headache being the most common adverse effects, revealed the study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Source: Eurekalert
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