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2 • Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs • Treating Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Antipsychotic drugs help many people with schizophrenia by suppressing their psychotic symptoms and enabling them to live more meaningful, stable lives with fewer relapses and reducing the need for hospitalization.

ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS

Of f -Label Use of A TYPICAL A NTIPSYCHOTIC D RUGS A Summary for Clinicians and Policymakers A TYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS are used primarily for schizophrenia and bipolar mania.

"Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of ...

Testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging November 30, 2011 2:00PM 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building "Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes" Testimony of: Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General Department of Health & Human ...

First-Generation Antipsychotics

First-Generation Antipsychotics Haldol (haloperidol) Loxitane (loxapine) Mellaril (thioridazine) Navane (thiothixene) Orap (pimozide) Prolixin (fluphenazine) Stelazine (trifluoperazine) Thorazine (chlorpromazine) Trilafon (perphenazine) T he first-generation antipsychotics represent an older ...

Describing an Atypical Antipsychotic: Receptor Binding and ...

© C OPYRIGHT 2003 P HYSICIANS P OSTGRADUATE P RESS , I NC . © C OPYRIGHT 2003 P HYSICIANS P OSTGRADUATE P RESS , I NC . Describing an Atypical Antipsychotic Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2003;5 (suppl 3) 9 he atypical antipsychotics—clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine ...

Second-Generation Antipsychotics

Second-Generation Antipsychotics Abilify (aripiprazole) Clozaril (clozapine) Geodon (ziprasidone) Risperdal and Risperdal Consta (risperidone) Seroquel (quetiapine) Symbyax (Zyprexa [olanzapine] and Prozac [fluoxetine] combination) Zyprexa and Zyprexa Zydis (olanzapine) T he second-generation ...

Prescribing Guidelines for Atypical Antipsychotics

Prescribing Guidelines for Atypical Antipsychotics y These agents have serious side effects that must be monitored. They include weight gain, hyperglycemia, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, agranulocytosis, serum prolactin elevation, cardiovascular effects, and sudden death in ...

Advances in Injectable Atypical An tipsychotics

Advances in Injectable Atypical An tipsychotics Brian J. Gates Brian J. Gates, PharmD Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy College of Pharmacy Washington State University Spokane Purpose: The atypical antipsychotics have proven to be very useful medications because of their ...

Comparative Effectiveness Review

Trials of atypical antipsychotics as augmentation therapy for major depression Author, Year Subjects N Treatments Duration Outcomes Shelton, 2001 47 DSM-IV criteria for recurrent major depression without psychotic features, resistant to conventional antidepressant therapy; HAM-D score of > 20; and non-response ...

Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Antipsychotic Treatment: Scope ...

WHAT DO THE NEWER"ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS"OFFER? The defining characteristic of atypical antipsy-choticsisatleast equal efficacy witha significantly lower liability of EPS than conventional agents; consequently, their use would be predicted to yield sev-eralbenefitsthat go beyond reduction in ...