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PC_AP Agents

Pharmacology of Antipsychotic Agents

CI Used to reduce the symptoms associated with psychosis, such as hallucinations, ambivalence, withdrawal and bizarre or regressive behavior
AR Sedation, anticholinergic responses, postural hypotension, excessive tanning, hyperglycemia, lack of menses, nonreversible bone marrow depression, dystonia, akathisia, and pseudoparkinsonism.
AR continued Following drugs may minimize the side effects: dimenhydrinate, benzotropine, diphenhydramine, trihexyphenidyl
SC Gains in reducing symptoms may take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. Discontinuing medication may lead to relapse of symptoms. Thioridazine has a ceiling dose of 800mg/day and promazine should not exceed 1000mg/day
Created by: mfontanoza