Q. What can cause inconspicuous akinetopsia?

Answered by
Dr. Meena. Parth Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 02, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am experiencing inconspicuous akinetopsia, which can be caused by Nefazodone, Risperdal and Trazodone. I take Abilify 10 mg, Trileptal 600 mg twice a day, Luvox 150 mg twice a day and Trazodone 50 g as needed for sleep. Could any of the other medicines can cause akinetopsia? The akinetopsia happens only while driving. Everything looks like snapshots instead of a smooth video like I am seeing in a strobe light. Also, the road tiles and rocking back and forth. I had it 10 years ago. I am on medication for bipolar for 10 years now. Is this illusory paIinopsia? I saw an ophthalmologist and he said that all tests came back normal. My MRI also came back fine except for a tiny cavum septum pellucidum. Please help.



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  • Inconspicuous akinetopsia (motion blindness) may be caused due to defects in visual cortex or may be caused by certain antidepressants like Nefazodone and its older sibling Trazodone and hallucinogens like LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide).
  • It is very unlikely to be caused by the drugs taken by you other than Trazodone.
  • Illusory palinopsia, which is a visual disturbance defined as the persistent or recurrence of a visual image after the stimulus has been removed, can be caused due to Risperidone in addition to Trazodone.

For further information consult a psychiatrist online -->

Thank you doctor,

How long will it take to get Trazodone out of my system?



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  • The elimination half life of Trazodone is about seven to nine hours. So, it will be eliminated within two days.
  • However, its metabolites take longer time to get eliminated out of the body.
  • Your system will be cleared of Trazodone within three to five days.

For further doubts consult a psychiatrist online -->

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