Some of the pitfalls when treating acute dystonias are:

  • Not considering an alternative diagnosis when symptoms have not resolved after two IV doses of an anticholinergic medication
  • Failure to continue treatment for at least 48 hours to prevent relapse
  • Failure to organise medication review with the patients GP or psychiatrist if the cause is thought to be due to prescribed medication
  • Failing to fill out a suspected adverse drug reaction yellow card