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Atypical antipsychotics

What are Atypical antipsychotics

Atypical antipsychotics are newer antipsychotics, most of which were approved in the 1990s. They may also be called second generation antipsychotics.

Atypical antipsychotics are used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses and work on a number of different receptors, including serotonin, dopamine, adrenergic, cholinergic (muscarinic), and histamine receptors. They are usually preferred over older-type antipsychotics (also called first generation antipsychotics or typical antipsychotics) because they are less likely to produce extrapyramidal side effects (these are drug-induced movement disorders and include dystonia, Parkinson's-like symptoms, restlessness, rigidity, tardive dyskinesia, tremor, and other unwanted movements).

In addition, atypical antipsychotics are more effective at treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia such as lack of motivation and social withdrawal, and are more effective in treatment-resistant patients.

List of Atypical antipsychotics:

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Nuplazid (Pro, More...)
generic name: pimavanserin
0 reviews
   
10
Zyprexa Intramuscular (More...)
generic name: olanzapine
1 review
   
8.0
Clozaril (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
9 reviews
   
7.7
Invega Trinza (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
5 reviews
   
7.6
Saphris (Pro, More...)
generic name: asenapine
244 reviews
   
7.5
Zyprexa Zydis (More...)
generic name: olanzapine
19 reviews
   
7.4
Seroquel (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
447 reviews
   
7.2
Seroquel XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
166 reviews
   
7.2
Risperdal M-Tab (More...)
generic name: risperidone
6 reviews
   
7.1
Latuda (Pro, More...)
generic name: lurasidone
450 reviews
   
6.9
Rexulti (Pro, More...)
generic name: brexpiprazole
105 reviews
   
6.7
Abilify Maintena (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
4 reviews
   
6.6
Vraylar (Pro, More...)
generic name: cariprazine
82 reviews
   
6.6
Zyprexa (Pro, More...)
generic name: olanzapine
225 reviews
   
6.6
Invega Sustenna (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
29 reviews
   
6.5
Risperdal Consta (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
7 reviews
   
6.5
Abilify (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
618 reviews
   
6.4
Fanapt (Pro, More...)
generic name: iloperidone
22 reviews
   
6.2
Invega (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
72 reviews
   
6.2
Risperdal (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
151 reviews
   
6.1
Geodon (Pro, More...)
generic name: ziprasidone
245 reviews
   
5.9
Abilify Discmelt (More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
3 reviews
   
5.0
Zyprexa Relprevv (Pro, More...)
generic name: olanzapine
0 reviews
   
4.0
FazaClo (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
0 reviews
   
1.0
Aristada (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
0 reviewsAdd rating
Versacloz (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
0 reviewsAdd rating
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