Flashcards in Antipsychotics Deck (13):
What are the low-potency typical antipsychotics?
What is the side effect seen with chlorpromazine or thioridazine?
What is the major action of low-potency typical antipsychotics? What other receptors does it block?
Blocks muscarinic, alpha1, and H1 receptors
What are the high-potency typical antipsychotics?
What side effects are often seen with high-potency typical antipsychotics?
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
Tardive dyskinesia (seen with longterm use)
Fewer anticholinergic side effects
What are the symptoms of NMS?
How is NMS treated?
What are the benefits of using atypical antipsychotics?
Fewer EPS or anticholinergic side effects
Have more of an effect on negative symptoms than typicals do
What side effect is seen with atypical antipsychotics that isn't seen with typicals?
What are the primary sites of action of atypicals? What other receptors are blocked?
Block dopamine and serotonin receptors
Also block alpha and H receptors
What are the atypical antipsychotics?
What is the most potent of the atypicals?