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What can i do if my mom is schizophrenia psychiatric pateint, any side effect from her medicines?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Psych Meds: Schizophrenia meds could be older or typical antipsychotics or newer atypical antipsychotics or clozapine side effects sedation dizziness falls risk of diabetes, high lipids, high blood pressure, weight gain, metabolic syndrome risk of td or parkinsonism life threatening risk of nms or liver, pancreatic failure, stroke, cardiovascular etc.
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
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Meds all have + & -: For medications to be approved ( fda) they have to show benefit and have an acceptable safety profile.In addition, each medication has an "indication", i.e. For what illness is it helpful. Unfortunately all medications also have side effects. The choice of medication is a balancing act between pluses ( benefits) and negatives (side effects). Because each one is different, ask the prescriber.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my mom is schizophrenia psychiatric patient, any side effect from her medicines?

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Dr. Robert Dahmes
Psychiatry 46 years experience
A Common Problem: All medications have side-effects, some of which can be severe. When side-effects do occur, they can make life miserable and cause a patient to stop their meds. ALL SIDE-EFFECTS should be reported to the prescriber because some maybe life-threatening and may require discontinuation of the medicine or changing to a new one. "WebMD" on the internet may help you find some of the side-effects of Mom

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