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 .
Last reviewed October 2007 by EBSCO CAM Review Board
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