Don’t miss this adverse drug reaction when tapering benzodiazepines

Akathisia is an adverse effect from medications – such as antipsychotics, antidepressants or antiemetics – or a symptom of withdrawal (eg, benzodiazepines, gabapentin). Patients suffering from akathisia are often misdiagnosed or get a delay in diagnosis, resulting in inappropriate treatment, prolonged suffering or death, KevinMD.com warns.