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With a consideration that your son has a moderate to severe form of tic, he will require medications for it, which are quite helpful. In most tic disorders which are mild, the majority of patients require no pharmacological / medical therapy. Education and identification of normal patterns of waxing and waning of symptoms are often the only interventions needed. In cases, therapy should be targeted to the symptoms that are particularly troublesome for the patient. Tics most often respond to DA receptor blockers such as pimozide, fluphenazine, haloperidol, and risperidol. Many clinicians prefer pimozide and fluphenazine because they may be less sedating than other neuroleptic drugs. However, all neuroleptics carry a risk of tardive dyskinesia and so would require regular follow-up. The best specialist to consult would be a neurologist.
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These drugs are not narcotics. Tongue has lot of nerves and it is a very sensitive structure and it can be quite painful. I am very definite, doctor would believe him. There is no reason of not believing.
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