Molindone hydrochloride is less likely to cause hypotension than chlorpromazine, and extrapyramidal effects may be frequent but less severe. The incidence of sedation is intermediate between that of chlorpromazine and of phenothiazines with a piperazine side-chain.
Haldol (Haloperidol) is an antipsychotic drug. It’s used to treat various mental and mood disorders, particularly schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Haloperidol belongs to the class of drugs known as typical antipsychotics.
Melperone is a butyrophenone with general properties similar to those of haloperidol. It is given as the hydrochloride by mouth or by intramuscular injection for the management of psychoses such as schizophrenia and in disturbed behaviour doses are expressed as the hydrochloride. A usual oral dose is up to 400 mg daily in divided doses.
My mother, whose mental problems date back to the early 1970s, was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic at age 55. We had to go to court to get her committed to a hospital. The problem is that the drugs administered to calm her down and prevent her aggressiveness have evaporated her memory.
I have a patient, 24, who has recently become depressed to the point of not wanting to do anything. She mostly just sleeps, and has recently begun having problems at work and in her personal life as a result. Her psychiatrist prescribed Zoloft 100mg, but I am wondering what else can be done for her.
When do you feel antipsychotics should be used to treat anxiety? My patient is very distressed, cannot concentrate and has a hard time with rational thought. He suggested this as a possible option, but what do you think?Answer.
Levomepromazine is used to manage symptoms of psychosis, including hallucinations, delusions, and disturbed thoughts. It is often prescribed when other antipsychotic medications have not been effective. Levomepromazine has sedative properties and is sometimes used in the management of severe agitation or behavioral disturbances.
I’ve suffered from general social phobias all my life. I’m unable to tolerate the MAOIs due to digestive difficulties and the RIMAs are not available in the U. I’ve also tried Klonopin and Valium which wore off and never helped with the internal thought processes.
Practically insoluble in water soluble in alcohol very soluble in dichloromethane freely soluble in methyl alcohol. A white to slightly yellow crystalline or micronised powder odourless or having a faint odour.
Practically insoluble in water sparingly soluble in alcohol freely soluble in dichloromethane and in dimethylformamide. A white to light tan amorphous or microcrystalline powder.
Although ziprasidone may share some of the adverse effects seen with the classical antipsychotics (see Chlorpromazine), the incidence and severity of such effects may vary. Frequent adverse effects with ziprasidone include somnolence, rash or urticaria, gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, hypertension, headache, agitation, confusion, and dyspnoea. Orthostatic hypotension may be a problem, particularly when starting treatment.
What is going on inside the mind of an adult currently suffering from schizophrenia-negative mode? It is always hard to know what is truly “going on inside the mind” of any patient, particularly patients with psychotic disorders. Carpenter and his colleagues at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center have further distinguished negative symptoms due to “extraneous” factors (such as depression, prolonged institutionalization or medication side effects) from negative features that are enduring “core” features of schizophrenia-the so-called deficit form of schizophrenia.
Olanzapine is used for the management of schizophrenia and for tiie treatment of moderate to severe mania associated with bipolar disorder. Olanzapine is a thienobenzodiazepine atypical antipsy-chotic. It has affinity for serotonin, muscarinic, histamine (H1), and adrenergic (α1) receptors as well as various dopamine receptors.
Flupentixol is an antipsychotic medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as typical or first-generation antipsychotics. It is used in the treatment of various psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions.
Are some antipsychotic drugs more prone to cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) than others? Is olanzapine known to cause NMS as well? What else can you tell me about the possibilities that olanzapine will benefit schizophrenics? How is this drug better/worse than other choices? My husband was diagnosed with NMS last year while on Stelazine and since then has not taken any antipsychotic drugs. What would be the drug of choice if he is to try a new one? Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a severe disorder brought on by drugs used to treat psychosis.
It has been declared a “smoke-free” environment, except for out on grounds. Many patients are smokers who will never be allowed on grounds, and so they can’t smoke.
Clopenthixol (BAN, INN, USAN) is the racemic mixture. BP 2008 (Zuclopenthixol Acetate).
A pale yellow viscous liquid or a yellow solid. Practically insoluble in water very soluble in dehydrated alcohol and in dichloromethane freely soluble in methyl alcohol.
A white to yellowish, odourless, crystalline powder. There has been a report of 3 cases of loxapine succinate abuse.
Practically insoluble in water sparingly soluble in dehydrated alcohol freely soluble in dichloromethane. Although amisulpride may share some of the adverse effects seen with the classical antipsychotics (see Chlorpromazine), the incidence and severity of such effects may vary. Insomnia, anxiety, and agitation are common adverse effects with amisulpride.
Risperidone is given orally for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses and in the short-term treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. In the USA, risperidone is used similarly in children.
White to tan, practically odourless, crystals. Practically insoluble in water soluble 1 in 110 of dehydrated alcohol, 1 in 2 of chloroform, and 1 in 120 of ether slightly soluble in acetone and in methyl alcohol. In US, which permits both the dihydrate and the anhydrous form.
I suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). I have been taking Paxil for about a year and it has relieved my depression, but not my delusions or referential thinking.
Paliperidone is a benzisoxazole derivative and is the major active metabolite of the atypical antipsychotic risperidone. It is reported to be an antagonist at dopamine D2, serotonin (5-HT2), adrenergic (?1 and ?2), and histamine (H1) receptors.
A white to pale yellow, hygroscopic, crystalline powder. Freely soluble in water soluble in alcohol practically insoluble in ether. A 10% solution in water has a pH of 1.6 to 2.5.