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Psychoses: Adverse effects and Contraindications

Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride (Thorazine)
Dizziness, drowsiness, othostatic hypotension. EPS occur with elderly, female, and pediatric patients who are dehydrated. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome may occur.
Contraindications: Alcohol withdrawal, comatose, lactation
Haloperidol (Haldol)
Incidence of EPS is high. Older adults experience more adverse effects and are prescribed half adult dose. NMS can occur.
Contraindications: Parkinson's, seizure disorders, alcoholism, severe depression.
Risperidone (Risperdal)
EPS, hyperactivity, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, visual disturbances, fever, orthostatic hypotension. Weight gain and hyperglycemia possible.
Contraindications: Seizure history, suicidal ideations, kidney/liver disease, dementia, cardiovascular disease.