5 May 2010
The medications used to treat schizophrenia are termed "anti-psychotics" or "neuroleptics". Although these medications are often effective, they have been associated with significant side effects. The last decade has seen the introduction of a number of new anti-psychotics with reduced side effects. The most commonly used medications used now are: risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine (Zyprexa), and quetiapine (Seroquel). Other older medications include haloperidol (Haldol), thioridazine (Mellaril), and chlorpromazine (Thorazine).
Clozapine is reserved for more resistant cases.
Often it is trial and error before finding a medication which helps to relieve your particular symptoms. Talk with your doctor if concentration is a particular problem for you.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
My son has schizophrenia, mostly disorganized type but with some paranoia symptoms. He has been regularly on Abilify for about a year and is doing ...
1 answer • 16 Apr 2011
... trying to hurt her. Mom is still very confused but her paranoid and scared state has reduced over the last three weeks and we do not want her to ...
3 answers • 27 Apr 2011
... hope,anxiety, no interest in daily chores,OCD,Paranoid schizophrenia with psycotic symptoms,bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder bipolar ...
6 answers • 17 Jun 2011
I believe my mother has paranoid schizophrenia but she is resistant to even going to a family counselor with me. She doesn't trust doctors and ...
6 answers • 30 Oct 2012