Antipsychotics

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Chlorpromazine

Typical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist. Used for schizophrenia. Low potency, wide spectrum of effects, lower incidence of DA-like actions, less selective as DA receptor antagonist. Side effects: ocular opacity

Thioridazine

Typical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist. Used for schizophrenia. Low potency, wide spectrum of effects, lower incidence of DA-like actions, less selective as DA receptor antagonist. POOR antiemetic. Side effects: cardiac irregularities can be fatal, ocular opacity.

Prochlorperazine

Typical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist. Used for schizophrenia and antiemetic (prototype). More potent and selective as DA receptor antagonist, higher incidence of DA-type effects and narrower spectrum of side effects.

Fluphenazine

Typical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist. Used for schizophrenia.

Haloperidol

Typical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist (chemically different, same action). Used for schizophrenia. HIGH potency. Butyrophenone. Depot injection (IM), dosing 14-28 days.

Clozapine

Atypical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist (5-HT 2A, D2). Used for schizophrenia (refractive). Lower risk for tardive dyskinesia and EPS side effects. Side effects: significant leukopenia and other blood dyscrasias, REQUIRES monitoring of blood components.

Olanzapine

Atypical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist (D2 antagonist, greater affinity for D4 and 5-HT 2A-> less DA-type side effects). Used for schizophrenia (refractive).

Risperidone

Atypical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist (D2 antagonist, greater affinity for D4 and 5-HT 2A -> less DA-type side effects). Used for schizophrenia (refractive). Side effects: weight gain, metabolic problems, most strongly associated with EPS.

Quetiapine

Atypical Antipsychotic - DA receptor antagonist (D2 antagonist, greater affinity for D4 and 5-HT 2A -> less DA-type side effects). Used for schizophrenia (refractive). Side effects: hypothyroidism, cataracts

Ziprasidone

Atypical Antipsychotic. Benzisoxazole. Low D2/5-HT 2A ratio, medium potency

Aripiprazole

Atypical Antipsychotic. Benzisoxazole. Medium D2/5-HT 2A ratio, high potency

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