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Phenothiazine antipsychotics

What are Phenothiazine antipsychotics?

Phenothiazine antipsychotics are a type of antipsychotic. Antipsychotics are medicines that are used to reduce hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis. Phenothiazine antipsychotics are thought to work by blocking the action of dopamine in the brain; however, their exact mechanism of action is unknown.

Phenothiazine antipsychotics are classed as typical antipsychotics. Typical antipsychotics (also called first-generation antipsychotics) are commonly associated with 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) and tend to be less effective than atypical antipsychotics at helping symptoms such as lack of motivation and social withdrawal.

Phenothiazine antipsychotics may be used in the treatment of psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Some phenothiazines (such as prochlorperazine and chlorpromazine) are also effective at relieving other symptoms unrelated to psychosis, such as nausea, vomiting, prolonged hiccups, tetanus symptoms and hyper-excitable behavior in children.

List of Phenothiazine antipsychotics

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Compazine (Pro)
Generic name: prochlorperazine
301 reviews
Generic name: chlorpromazine
42 reviews
Generic name: perphenazine
9 reviews
Generic name: fluphenazine
5 reviews
Generic name: thioridazine
3 reviews
Prolixin Decanoate
Generic name: fluphenazine
1 review
Compro (Pro)
Generic name: prochlorperazine
1 review
Generic name: mesoridazine
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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