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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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pimavanserin systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
10
clozapine systemic (Pro, More...)
28 reviews
   
7.9
asenapine systemic (Pro, More...)
268 reviews
   
7.5
quetiapine systemic (Pro, More...)
1,097 reviews
   
7.3
lurasidone systemic (Pro, More...)
496 reviews
   
6.9
iloperidone systemic (Pro, More...)
30 reviews
   
6.8
olanzapine systemic (Pro, More...)
387 reviews
   
6.7
brexpiprazole systemic (Pro, More...)
123 reviews
   
6.6
cariprazine systemic (Pro, More...)
90 reviews
   
6.6
aripiprazole systemic (Pro, More...)
694 reviews
   
6.5
paliperidone systemic (Pro, More...)
139 reviews
   
6.4
risperidone systemic (Pro, More...)
340 reviews
   
6.1
ziprasidone systemic (Pro, More...)
272 reviews
   
5.9
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