Antipsychotics/Neuroleptics

Generic and brand names
Generic Brand
Traditional antipsychotics
chlorpromazineThorazine, Largactil
fluphenazineProlixin+, Permitil, Anatensol
haloperidolHaldol
loxapineLoxitane, Daxolin
mesoridazineSerentil
molindoneMoban, Lidone
perphenazineTrilafon, Etrafon
pimozideOrap
thioridazineMellaril
thiothixeneNavane
trifluoperazineStelazine
Novel or atypical antipsychotics
aripiprazoleAbilify
clozapineClozaril+
olanzapineZyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis
quetiapineSeroquel*
risperidoneRisperdal
risperidone long-acting injectionRisperdal Consta
ziprasidoneGeodon
+

Can cause a serious side effect in the blood system; must have regular blood tests to monitor potential side effects. Approximately 1 to 2 percent of patients who take clozapine develop a condition called agranulocytosis, in which their white blood cell count drops drastically. As a result, the patient is at high risk for infections due to a compromised immune system, and this could be fatal. However, most patients can be treated successfully by stopping clozapine treatment. To maintain safety, white blood cell count must be checked each week for 6 months and every 2 weeks thereafter. The results must be sent to the patient's pharmacy before the patient can pick up the next supply of medication.

*

Seroquel is often used for insomnia.

From: Appendix F: Common Medications for Disorders

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