A 35-year-old member asked:

What side effects would there be if someone healthy was given anti-psychotics?

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Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A lot potentially: Drowsiness, jittery, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, "spacey" feeling, heart rhythm changes, dizziness. I'm assuming this is experimentation, not a doctor's prescription. You shouldn't take a prescription med without a doctor supervising. There are some non psychiatric uses for antipsychotic meds. In that case your doc will prescribe at a dose aimed at your symptoms.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do all anti-psychotics have bad side effects?

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Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No: It depends on what bad is? Any antipsychotic "by law" must be told that you might have side effects... Might never means that you will have them. Do not panic with side effects. Why do we mention it? Bec. We have to.. Your doctor can always check you for those side effects such as incr. Cholesterol and sugar weight etc. I would not give too much weight to side effects if regularly checked..
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do all anti-psychotics have serious side effects?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes, of course: Antipsychotic medications are made to deal with serious symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and extreme agitation. All can cause serious side effects, which is why it's best to work with a skilled psychiatrist if you're taking them. The psychiatrist can monitor your results and adjust the dose (sometimes downwards) to your needs.
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