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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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Aristada (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
0 reviews
   
10
Nuplazid (Pro, More...)
generic name: pimavanserin
0 reviews
   
10
Zyprexa Intramuscular (More...)
generic name: olanzapine
1 review
   
8.0
Saphris (Pro, More...)
generic name: asenapine
252 reviews
   
7.5
Zyprexa Zydis (More...)
generic name: olanzapine
20 reviews
   
7.3
Clozaril (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
10 reviews
   
7.2
Seroquel XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
176 reviews
   
7.2
Risperdal M-Tab (More...)
generic name: risperidone
6 reviews
   
7.1
Seroquel (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
476 reviews
   
7.1
Latuda (Pro, More...)
generic name: lurasidone
499 reviews
   
6.7
Rexulti (Pro, More...)
generic name: brexpiprazole
128 reviews
   
6.6
Vraylar (Pro, More...)
generic name: cariprazine
112 reviews
   
6.6
Zyprexa (Pro, More...)
generic name: olanzapine
235 reviews
   
6.6
Risperdal Consta (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
7 reviews
   
6.5
Abilify (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
653 reviews
   
6.4
Abilify Maintena (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
9 reviews
   
6.4
Invega Trinza (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
7 reviews
   
6.3
Fanapt (Pro, More...)
generic name: iloperidone
22 reviews
   
6.2
Risperdal (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
162 reviews
   
6.1
Invega Sustenna (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
43 reviews
   
5.9
Geodon (Pro, More...)
generic name: ziprasidone
255 reviews
   
5.8
Invega (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
88 reviews
   
5.8
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
Abilify MyCite (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
0 reviewsAdd rating
Versacloz (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
0 reviewsAdd rating
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