Antipsychotic

What is Antipsychotic?

Antipsychotic are a class of psychiatric medication primarily used to manage psychosis , in particular in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is increasingly being used in the management of non-psychotic disorders.

Questions and answers on "Antipsychotic"

I am shizophrenic. i am in abilify 200 mg solotik200mg. i read about new medication vraylar. i suffer from negative symptoms. its vraylor work for negative symptoms.how much efficacy for vraylar in positive and negative symptoms specially negative symptoms. and how much improvement in percentage for vraylar for positive and negative symptoms specially negative symptoms

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It has better efficacy in compare to other antipsychotic medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Although there are no head to head studies for Vraylar and other antipsychotics but due to presence of some...

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Hi, yes thats convenient. I am looking into antipsychotic medicines
I have heard aripiprazole is milder with side effects, what is the lowest dose you can take? I unfortunatly can be mildy in a state of psychosis that is harmless but effects my functioning, I have improved with counselling but would consider a medication if I have the option that my dr believes that it can be short term and I can recover

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
minimum dose of aripiprazole is 5mg.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I have gone through your query.

You are in search of antipsychotic drug with minimal side effects. You want to take it for short-term.

Aripirazole has very minimal side-effects. There are very minimal extra...

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My mom is suffering from acute dementia.. Unable to do her daily chores... Completely bed ridden with a broken hand and leg... Now always in an agitated state.. She is taking donapzil. Memantine 10.. How to keep her under control... Any more medicines needed.. Age 65..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A low dose antipsychotic (preferably quetiapine) can be used

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mishsant,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Although there are multiple medications which can help in agitation associated with dementia but I feel a...

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I have been taking gabapentin for sleep. I have very bad insomnia and I wonder what else I could substitute the gabapentin with as it does not work very well any more.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Low dose quetiapine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Although there are multiple options which can be used but considering poor response with GABA agonist molecule over time I feel we need to use something...

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I take abilify for depression and have gained so much weight. I have tried resperidol which was not better.
Is there an antipsychotic that does not cause weight gain and hunger? I cannot tolerate seroquel.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
try ziprasidone & give correct diagnosis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Your query includes two diagnosis- depression ( as you mentioned it) and psychosis (as you mentioned taking antipsychotics )..i need to know your correct diagnosis in order to help you out.

Abilify is not recommended...

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MY DAD WAS INJURED BADLY AFTER BRUTALLY beaten in afghanistan.was in coma revived but became psychotic about 15yrs back since then was on antipsychotics ,recovered quite well. But some 2yrs back fell in fractured neck of femur.under went surgery ,prosthesis tried but not successful hence removed a year back .Hence for last 2yrs he is bedridden n emaciated.coughs a lot with sputum.cant eat smoothly.how can i make him walk again

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Hi Kanjum,
First i appreciate for taking care of your dad, secondly your dad is having chronic lung infection with collapse of part of lung due to chronic inactivity so he needs proper physiotheraphy, secondly improve his nutrition with proteine rich food,
after this either you can slowly mibilze...

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FOR Dr. Ilir Sharka ONLY

Hello Dr Sharka

I did not close the question, I do not know what happened!!

Anyway to continue with our question…

You said that people have an “idiosyncratic reaction to haloperidol (similar to allergic reactions)”, does this mean that once you have tried the drug and have not experienced any bad reaction that you never will?

One side effect I have read about for haloperidol and quetiapine is irregular heartbeat, which I understand though not life threatening, can be dangerous. Under what circumstances could this side effect become fatal? Also, once you stop taking the antipsychotics would your heartbeat automatically go back to normal or not?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
My answer as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome back again on HCM!

Regarding idiosyncratic reaction from haloperidol, it usually occurs in the first days from starting haloperidol.

But the fact that it doesn't occur in the first days, does not mean that it can not occur...

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I have bipolar disorder I. My meds have worked for over twelve years, with very minor snags. Overall, a good outcome. However, over the last six months I have had more and more trouble sleeping, and this is accompanied with mild hypomania and psychomotor agitation (which I call "twitching"). Since I live in Canada, the time to see a psychiatrist is 9 months or more, which leaves my family physician in charge of keeping me sane until I can see the specialist. She consulted with a psychiatrist briefly and he added a new atypical antipsychotic at bedtime, to hopefully get me the all-important sleep I need. The fatigue I feel during the day is stultifying, and is accompanied by minor dizziness and the occasional pounding headache. I can provide a list of drugs and a more detailed history if you think you might be able to guide me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

From reading over your history here, I agree that the best change in medication would be the addition of a new antipsychotic for enhanced mood stability and to improve sleep.

You describe a new side effect, however,...

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How safe is trifuoperazine in the long term? The net says it can cause irreversible eps, is it true? If yes, at what dose and after how long?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Trifluperazine is known to result in Tardive Dyskinesia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

I hope you are doing good. Trifluperazine is a first generation antipsychotic drug. The drug is commonly used by older psychiatrists. The drug was one of common drug for psychotic disorders but...

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Dear Doctor,
My father is 68 years old, he never auffered any health conditions, however he has always been anxious about his own health state. He had a pain which he didnt disclose about since last october untill we forced him to go visit a doctor and it turned out to be hernia, the operation was carried out last january.. He was anxious about it, but the main problem appeared after the operation. When he started to get more depressed and more worried about what he may suffer next. Hence a family member insisted that he should seek a psychiatrist help as his appetite was very low and he started losing weight. The psychiatrist prescribed Remeron/ mirrazapine 15 mg for 2 weeks, today is the end of the course. My question is he has got some psychotic thoughts just after taking remeron, hallucinations and dellusions which were not there 2 weeks ago, he is withdrawn, low appetite and careless about everyone and about his ownself too. Is that psychotic features accompanied with severe depression? Or this is due to hallocinogenic properties of mirtazapine? What do you suggest? Many thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Depression in someone of this age is often accompanied by psychotic thoughts, hallucinations, and delusions. I can assure you this is not due to the Remeron. Indeed, over time the Remeron will help with these...

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I have been prescribed 375 mg of Venlafaxine (stepped up from 300 mg) and have just been prescribed Seroquel (25 mg) for sleep. Since taking Venlafaxine I have a fairly severe case of hand tremors, which my psychiatrist appears to see as a non-issue. Knowing that Seroquel is an anti-psychotic drug has me concerned about it s effects, especially given the fact that I am on the maximum safe dosage of Venlafaxine (or so I have been told). Realisitically I know that this is a low dose, but I can t help but be fearful. Is my worry unfounded? Should I remain concerned?

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Hello Doctor,

My aunt is on at home hospice care going 5 months, she is 92 yrs old diagnosed with es colon cancer with mets to pancreas. She also has chronic kidney disease.

Current pain management-Morphine (Kadian 10mg)daily

Previously reduced to 5mg due to adverse effects of sleeplessnes/hallucinations/myoclonic twitching, however pain/anxiety/agitation returned.

Side effects were treated with lorazepam.

Hospice advised Haldol, however we did not want to give such a strong antipsychotic.

We are now back to 10mg, it does control the pain/anxiety/agitation.

Unfortunately the side effects have returned, only this time a little worse. She has been awake for almost 60 hours. Given 1mg Lorazepam yesterday at 4pm had no effect.

Doctor prescribed risperidone which was given 4 hours and she is still awake. She is bed bound. What are your thoughts on possibly switching to different pain management? At this point would there be any benefits or might a change be opening the door to possibly worse side effects? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you, Nat

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I am shizophrenic. i am in abilify 200 mg solotik200mg. i read about new medication vraylar. i suffer from negative symptoms. its vraylor work for negative symptoms.how much efficacy for vraylar in positive and negative symptoms specially negative...

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