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Medications for Schizophrenia

Other names: Catatonic Schizophrenia; Disorganized Schizophrenia; Paranoid Schizophrenia; Residual Schizophrenia; Schizophrenia, catatonic; Schizophrenia, disorganized; Schizophrenia, paranoid; Schizophrenia, residual; Schizophrenia, undifferentiated; Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

About Schizophrenia:  Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder. It is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to others, and to behave normally in social situations.

Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Seroquel C N X 25 reviews
6.0

Generic name: quetiapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Abilify C N X 58 reviews
6.0

Generic name: aripiprazole systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Risperdal C N X 37 reviews
5.0

Generic name: risperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zyprexa C N X 24 reviews
6.0

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Latuda B N X 71 reviews
6.0

Generic name: lurasidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

risperidone C N X 67 reviews
5.0

Generic name: risperidone systemic

Brand names:  Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clozapine B N X 27 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clozapine systemic

Brand names:  Clozaril, FazaClo, Versacloz

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Clozaril B N X 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clozapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

olanzapine C N X 53 reviews
6.0

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Brand names:  Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv, Zyprexa Intramuscular …show all

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Geodon C N X 32 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ziprasidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

quetiapine C N X 40 reviews
6.0

Generic name: quetiapine systemic

Brand names:  Seroquel, Seroquel XR

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Thorazine N N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: chlorpromazine systemic

Drug class: phenothiazine antiemetics, phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

aripiprazole C N X 71 reviews
6.0

Generic name: aripiprazole systemic

Brand names:  Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, Abilify MyCite, Aristada Initio …show all

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Invega C N X 45 reviews
5.0

Generic name: paliperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Abilify Maintena C N X 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: aripiprazole systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Seroquel XR C N X 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: quetiapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Invega Sustenna C N X 28 reviews
5.0

Generic name: paliperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Saphris C N X 32 reviews
7.0

Generic name: asenapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

chlorpromazine N N X 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: chlorpromazine systemic

Brand name:  Thorazine

Drug class: phenothiazine antiemetics, phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Risperdal Consta C N X 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: risperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Stelazine N N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: trifluoperazine systemic

Drug class: phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

ziprasidone C N X 36 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ziprasidone systemic

Brand name:  Geodon

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Fanapt C N X 11 reviews
6.0

Generic name: iloperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

loxapine N N X 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: loxapine systemic

Brand names:  Loxitane, Adasuve

Drug class: miscellaneous antipsychotic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

paliperidone C N X 93 reviews
5.0

Generic name: paliperidone systemic

Brand names:  Invega, Invega Sustenna, Invega Trinza

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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