Which are possible side effects of antipsychotic medications?
Side effects of antipsychotics can include the following:
- Stiffness and shakiness. …
- Uncomfortable restlessness (akathisia).
- Movements of the jaw, lips and tongue (tardive dyskinesia).
- Sexual problems due to hormonal changes.
- Sleepiness and slowness.
- Weight gain.
- A higher risk of getting diabetes.
What are the side effects of the antipsychotic medication and give examples?
Side-effects of typical antipsychotics vary depending on the drug and may include drowsiness, agitation, dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, emotional blunting, dizziness, stuffy nose, weight gain, breast tenderness, liquid discharge from breasts, missed periods, muscle stiffness or spasms.
Which of the following side effects of antipsychotic medications is considered irreversible?
Tardive dyskinesia: a late onset side effect in which involuntary movements of the tongue and mouth occur. It emerges in about a fifth of patients on continuous treatment for five years or more. In some cases it is irreversible.
Which is a Nonneurologic side effect of antipsychotic medications?
The sexual side-effects subscale of the ANNSERS includes ratings for loss of libido, problems of sexual arousal, orgasmic difficulties and change in menstruation for female patients.
What is the strongest anti psychotic drug?
Clozapine, which has the strongest antipsychotic effect, can cause neutropenia. A problem in the treatment of schizophrenia is poor patient compliance leading to the recurrence of psychotic symptoms.
What is the weakest antipsychotic?
Of the atypical antipsychotics, risperidone is the weakest in terms of atypicality criteria. Although early clinical studies with risperidone indicated that the incidence of EPS is not greater than that seen with placebo, this may not be the case.
Do antipsychotics make you emotionless?
Sedation, or sleepiness, is a common side effect of many antipsychotics. It is more common with certain antipsychotics than others, such as chlorpromazine and olanzapine. Sedation can happen during the day as well as at night. So if you experience this you might find it very hard to get up in the morning.
Can you ever stop taking antipsychotics?
Some people may be able to stop taking antipsychotics without problems, but others can find it very difficult. If you have been taking them for some time, it can be more difficult to come off them. This is especially if you have been taking them for one year or longer.
What are the contraindications of any of the commonly prescribed antipsychotics?
- CNS depression.
- bone marrow depression.
- hepatic dysfunction.
- QT prolongation (e.g. drug-induced)
Which antipsychotic has least side effects?
Aripiprazole had less side- effects than olanzapine and risperidone (such as weight gain, sleepiness, heart problems, shaking and increased cholesterol levels).