Antipsychotics

  • Drugs in this class are primarily used to treat schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. Many of these medications fall in the class known as phenothiazines . This category includes:
    • chlorpromazine hydrochloride (Thorazine)
    • fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
    • mesoridazine besylate (Serentil)
    • perphenazine (Trilafon)
    • prochlorperazine (Compazine)
    • promazine hydrochloride (Sparine)
    • promethazine hydrochloride (Anergan [injectable], Phenergan)
    • thioridazine hydrochloride (Mellaril)
    • trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine)
    • triflupromazine hydrochloride (Vesprin [injectable])
    • and others
    Newer medications, risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril), are called atypical antipsychotics .
    See Phenothiazines or Atypical Antipsychotics for more information.
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