Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics

Drugs in this class are primarily used to treat schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. Many of these medications fall in the class known as phenothiazines. This category includes:

  • chlorpromazine hydrochloride (Thorazine)
  • fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
  • mesoridazine besylate (Serentil)
  • perphenazine (Trilafon)
  • prochlorperazine (Compazine)
  • promazine hydrochloride (Sparine)
  • promethazine hydrochloride (Anergan [injectable], Phenergan)
  • thioridazine hydrochloride (Mellaril)
  • trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine)
  • triflupromazine hydrochloride (Vesprin [injectable])
  • and others

Newer medications, risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril), are called atypical antipsychotics.

See Phenothiazines or Atypical Antipsychotics for more information.

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