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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
Zyprexa Zydis (More...)
generic name: olanzapine
18 reviews
   
7.6
Saphris (Pro, More...)
generic name: asenapine
239 reviews
   
7.5
Seroquel (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
439 reviews
   
7.2
Seroquel XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: quetiapine
163 reviews
   
7.2
Risperdal M-Tab (More...)
generic name: risperidone
6 reviews
   
7.1
Latuda (Pro, More...)
generic name: lurasidone
433 reviews
   
6.9
Vraylar (Pro, More...)
generic name: cariprazine
74 reviews
   
6.7
Abilify Maintena (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
4 reviews
   
6.6
Rexulti (Pro, More...)
generic name: brexpiprazole
95 reviews
   
6.6
Zyprexa (Pro, More...)
generic name: olanzapine
219 reviews
   
6.6
Abilify (Pro, More...)
generic name: aripiprazole
604 reviews
   
6.5
Risperdal Consta (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
7 reviews
   
6.5
Invega Sustenna (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
26 reviews
   
6.4
Fanapt (Pro, More...)
generic name: iloperidone
22 reviews
   
6.2
Invega (Pro, More...)
generic name: paliperidone
71 reviews
   
6.2
Risperdal (Pro, More...)
generic name: risperidone
145 reviews
   
6.1
Geodon (Pro, More...)
generic name: ziprasidone
234 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 reviews
   
0.0
Versacloz (Pro, More...)
generic name: clozapine
0 reviews
   
0.0
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