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What types of antipsychotic medications are there?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Newer v. Older

Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane.
Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon (ziprasidone). The newer agents are associated with somewhat fewer side effects and long term complications such as tardive dyskinesia, but still have lots of side effects. For many psychiatric disorders, they are the best treatments we have.

In brief: Newer v. Older

Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane.
Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon (ziprasidone). The newer agents are associated with somewhat fewer side effects and long term complications such as tardive dyskinesia, but still have lots of side effects. For many psychiatric disorders, they are the best treatments we have.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Typical and atypical

Currently there are many choices.

In brief: Typical and atypical

Currently there are many choices.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Antipsychotics

There are newer, atypical antipsychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole), Clozaril (clozapine), Geodon (ziprasidone), risperdal (risperidone), Seroquel (quetiapine) & Zyprexa(olanzapine).
Older typical drugs include Hadol (haloperidol), Loxitane (loxapine), Mellaril (thioridazine), Moban (molindone), Navane (thiothixene), Prolixin (fluphenazine), Serentil (mesoridazine), Stelazine (trifluoroperazine),

In brief: Antipsychotics

There are newer, atypical antipsychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole), Clozaril (clozapine), Geodon (ziprasidone), risperdal (risperidone), Seroquel (quetiapine) & Zyprexa(olanzapine).
Older typical drugs include Hadol (haloperidol), Loxitane (loxapine), Mellaril (thioridazine), Moban (molindone), Navane (thiothixene), Prolixin (fluphenazine), Serentil (mesoridazine), Stelazine (trifluoroperazine),
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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