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T – Trazodone: Trazodone, an antidepressant, has been associated with Tardive Dyskinesia in some cases.

A – Antipsychotics: Various antipsychotic medications, such as Haloperidol, Risperidone, and Aripiprazole, can induce Tardive Dyskinesia as a side effect.

R – Reglan (Metoclopramide): Reglan, a medication used to treat gastrointestinal issues, can also lead to Tardive Dyskinesia.

D – Dopamine Receptor Agonists: Certain medications that act as dopamine receptor agonists, like Metoclopramide and Pergolide, can contribute to Tardive Dyskinesia.

I – Ingrezza (Valbenazine): Ingrezza is a medication used specifically to treat Tardive Dyskinesia and is not a causative agent.

V – Valproate: Valproate, an antiepileptic drug, has been linked to Tardive Dyskinesia in rare cases.

E – Eszopiclone: Eszopiclone, a medication for insomnia, has been associated with Tardive Dyskinesia in isolated instances.

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