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Antipsychotic Medications - Overview
Antipsychotic medications are often prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions are common in bipolar I disorder, and antipsychotic medications are the standard treatment for these symptoms. There are also some antipsychotics that have direct effects on mania and/or depression and are...
Atypical antipsychotics are the newer antipsychotic medications. Here is a definition and a list of these medications.
Typical antipsychotics were not called typical until a new generation of antipsychotics came out that were called atypical. More ...
Antipsychotic Medications - Black Box Warning
Antipsychotic medications approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration are required to carry a warning in a black box regarding an increased chance of death if these medications are used to treat elderly people who have dementia.
The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Medications for Mania
This article includes an outline of antipsychotics commonly used in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Navane / Thiothixine Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the antipsychotic medication Navane - Thiothixine - a drug used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic features of other conditions including bipolar disorder.
Orap / Pimozide Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the antipsychotic medication Orap - generic Pimozide - which may be used in treating bipolar disorder.
Piportil / Pipotiazine Palmitate Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the antipsychotic medication Piportil - generic pipotiazine palitmate - which may be used in the treatment of conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Serentil / Mesoridazine Withdrawn from US Market
Mesoridazine is no longer available in the United States. If you are currently taking mesoridazine, you should call your doctor to discuss switching to another treatment. Mesoridazine can cause life-threatening irregular heartbeats. You should only take mesoridazine if your schizophrenia has not responded to other medications. If you experience the following symptom, call your doctor immediately: fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking mesoridazine.
Stelazine / Trifluoperazine Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the medication Stelazine - generic Trifluoperazine - which is an antipsychotic medication that also treats anxiety. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and the manic phase of bipolar disorder as well as for non-psychotic anxiety and to control nausea and vomiting.
Trilafon / Perphenazine Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the antipsychotic medication Trilafon - generic Perphenazine - which may be used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.