Antipsychotics

Antipsychotic is a tranquilizing psychiatric medication that gives calming effect and is used to treat psychotic conditions such as delusions, disordered thought and hallucinations. Antipsychotic drugs also a number of undesired effects such as lowered life expectancy and weight gain.

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Antipsychotics

Can you take zantac while taking atenolol?

yes, i have taken both and no side effects.

been on atenolol for 9 years. taken all kinds of antacids & proton pump inhibitors due to ulcers (caused by using advil)

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What is the generic name of cefen?

Ibuprofen

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What are psychiatric medications?

Psychiatric medications treat mental disorders. Sometimes called psychotropic or psychotherapeutic medications, they have changed the lives of people with mental disorders for the better. Many people with mental disorders live fulfilling lives with the help of these medications. Without them, people with mental disorders might suffer serious and disabling symptoms.

The atypical antipsychotics (also known as second generation antipsychotics) are a group of antipsychotic drugs used to treat psychiatric conditions. Some atypical antipsychotics are FDA approved for use in the treatment of schizophrenia. Some carry FDA approved indications for acute mania, bipolar mania, psychotic agitation, bipolar maintenance, and other indications.

Atypicals are a group of unrelated drugs united by the fact that they work differently from typical antipsychotics. Most share a common attribute of working on serotonin receptors as well as dopamine receptors. One drug, amisulpride, does not have serotonergic activity. Instead it has some partial dopamine agonism. Another drug, aripiprazole, also displays some partial dopamine agonism, 5-HT1A partial agonism, and 5-HT2A antagonism.[1]

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What are the examples of typical antipsychotics?

  • Phenothiazines group (e.g. chlorpromazine, thioridazine, fluphenazine)
  • Thioxanthenes group (e.g. thiothixene)
  • Butyrophenones (e.g. haloperidol)

*to memorize, you can try to use this mnemonic: "Party Till Bored!" (Party = Phenothiazine, Till = Thioxanthenes, Bored = Butyrophenones)

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What type of Medication is Saphris?

Saphris is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat psychosis and other mental illnesses.

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Is haldol a benzo?

No, it is not.

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Is it safe to take Prozac Depakote and Risperdal together?

I have both epilepsy and a type of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. For the epilepsy I take the 500mg depakote. I also take the 1mg risperdal pill for controlling my attitude and help prevent anxiety. Taking both together gives me no problems with them interacting together. Another medication I'm on for anxiety is the 20mg pill Lexapro and it has no interactions with the other 2. To be sure that your medications are safe together though, make sure that all your doctors know what drugs you are on, and ask them about possible side effects.

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If your son is on Straterra Clonipin Lexapro Lithium and Abilify for bi-polar ADHD is that too much medication?

There are a lot of different meds out there on the market. What works for some may not for others. As you probably have seen, patients sometimes need to try different combos and that really is the only way to find out what will work the best. Sometimes 3 or 4 meds are needed and sometimes 1 or 2 work. It is very important that patients report any side effects, good or bad. It may take a little time but be patient and you will find something that will work. Hang in there! The meds you said he is presently taking are normal for his ADHD and Bi-Polar. Just to let you know, I am 38 and have been diagnosed with both of the same disorders. Find a good MD who is very experienced in those illnesses and make sure there is a good communication between him, yourself and son. Last, make sure the doctor listens to everything you or you son tell him. He will be able to give your son the best treatment if the lines of communication are open. You should have him explain in detail what each drug your son is taking does to the body and how it helps. Some drugs are only given for side effects of another. But most important of all is to let your son participate 100 % because he will most likely follow instructions and confide in you if he has any fears or questions. Sorry I kind of blabbed a little too much. I just have had a lifetime of handeling my conditions along with family members who also suffer various conditions. I would be happy to talk to you about my experience but for right now it is important that you confide in your MD and get your questions answered. If you still feel unsure, go get another opinion or change physicians. Good luck.

Margaret San Diego, CA

As margret said it's really very individual when it comes to these sort of diagnosis. I have both adhd and bipolar disorder as well and take several drugs. It's all about finding the right combo that works for your son. I wouldn't suggest tampering with his current combo if it's working for him. Although clonipin lithium and abilify are three medications which treat mania. And both lexapro and lithium will treat the depressive phase. Again it depends on the severity but some of these meds are redundent. Klonopin is also typically used for anxiety not bipolar disorder although it will work to control mania. Klonopin is something i take myself but i would be reluctant to give it to a child unless everything else failed because it can be quite addictive. If your son suffers from anxiety their is a bipolar med called Valporate that works on the same chemical in the brain as klonopin but it is not addictive. Also straterra affects the neurotransmitter norepinehrine and lexapro affects serotonin. Their are a class of drugs called SNRI (serotonin norepinehrine reuptake inhibitors) that affect both. Some examples of which are Effexor XR and Cymblata. If he took one of them he wouldn't need to take 2 pills and could just take one. Like i said before it all depends on his individual response and possible adverse reactions to the meds. But always get a second or even third opinion.

Karan New Jersey

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What are the side effects of taking 15 mg of Adderall and .25 of Risperdal?

Side effects generally vary from individual to individual. Taking Adderall and Risperdal at the same time shouldn't cause any significant problems, since they don't majorly interact with each other. However, since they're both forms of psychiatric drugs, if you plan on taking both for a prolonged period of time definitely consult a doctor.

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Can Lexapro and Zyprexa be taken together?

I'm currently taking both--the lexapro fro anxiety, and the zyprexa for tourette's syndrome. My doctor had no problem prescribing both--however, it's always best to check with your doctor!

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What drugs can you snort?

ambiem 10mg

benedrhy 25mvg

cocaine

ketamine

PCP

Ecstasy

Meth

Amphetamines

Heroin

Just a reminder, all these are bad for you, so don't actually use any of them!

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of coming off Risperdal and how long will they generally last?

Hi, I am coming off Risperdal after 3 months. Withdrawal symptoms seems to be slight insomnia, extreme irritability. As this is the 6th day, I'd say it is going to be some time. I'll let you know. In turns of insomnia, I took long walks in the regional parks and slept like a baby for 7 hours. It also helps if you are on a healthy diet and learn to relax and be happy. Good luck in whatever you are trying to do.

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What should Latuda not be taken with?

This new antipsychotic, lurasidone (brand name = Latuda) is designed for treatment of symptoms of schizophrenia. It is metabolized by the cytochrome p450 system 3A4. It should not be taken with medications such as ketoconazole or rifampicin, or with grapefruit juice.

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Do you need to be weaned off seroquel 300 mg or can you just stop taking it?

I stopped "Cold Turkey" and have not had any residual effects. It's been 5 days now

At that dosage I would recommend halfing the dosage for 1 week and then half again for another week. Try that. It all depends on how long you have been taking Seroquel and the dosage. I was able to wean down from 400 to 300 in a week, and from 300 to 200 in two weeks. After that I suggest halving the dosage until you get down to 25 mg, then see how you do. Side affects that are common are stomach cramps, loss of appetite, headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety, and RLS.

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What are the possible complications if you are unable to stop drinking alcohol while taking Abilify for bipolar disorder?

The main complication is that the drug won't work properly in conjunction with alcohol. Also, the reason you find it difficult to stop drinking is quite possibly because the abilify helps with the depressive aspect of bipolar but is less useful at treating the manic side (so I understand, I'm not a pharmacist). This has meant in my case that I become anxious and nervous in the early evening, which has habitually resulted in using alcohol as a sedative. The problem is that although it sedates anxiety pretty well, long term use can lead to more severe depression. It's kind of a catch 22. The only real answer is to try and cut right down on your alcohol intake by finding a complementary drug that helps to decrease your anxiety before you want to drink. Worked for me, to a large extent anyway.

The short answer is that alcohol is a major DEPRESSANT, so if you are taking an antidepressant medication for bipolar, it wont have as good a result. If you are drinking to reduce anxiety, you should ask your doctor for a mild anti-anxiety medication; a low dose of Ativan or Xanax- this may help. You really need to stop drinking to avoid additonal DEPRESSION. Next time you refill your prescription, ask the pharmacist for a print out for your medication. This will give lots of valuable information.

If you want to stop drinking, go to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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What is geodon the medicine for?

It is for Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

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Can Seroquel treat movement disorders such as Oromandibular Dystonia?

Seroquel can actually CAUSE this type of dystonia, as is the case with many antipsychotics.

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Does abilify show up on drug screen?

Only narcotics are screened unless the drug screen is sent to a lab for complete analysis. In this case anything you have taken within 30 days can be identified.

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How fast does abilify work?

It peaks in 3 - 5 hours, once you have been on it 4 weeks. I felt it doing good things from the first time I took it.

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What happens if you snort Adderall while taking Cymbalta and Seroquel and vistaril and Klonopin and Protonix?

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Someone is really looking for a trip to the Psyche ward with a possible ending at the morgue. Take what is prescribed for you, the possible side effects and negative interactions have been taken into consideration by your physician.



Adderall helps my Cymbalta, leave that other stuff alone.

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Can you take Prozac and Geodon together?

Although these two are commonly mixed together, which is not recommended. there is a major drug interaction between them, which can lead to health problems and even death. call your doctor immediately.

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Could taking Adderall or Abilify alone or together make a person shiver all the time?

Adderal is known for that side effect along with many other side effects such as loss of appitite, etc. Talk to your physician if you think the pills are counteracting with one another, maybe he/she can get you a better combination for your needs.

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Is it safe to take a combination of 25 mg of adderall 3 times daily 60 mg of Cymbalta once daily 20 mg of corgard 2 times daily 5 mg risperdal at bedtime and 25 xanax 3 times daily?

It could be as they are all used for different things - tolerability of medication varies a lot from person to person - I am assuming the Xanax is .25 mg per day. There is a once a day xanax and adderall which may keep the levals steadier and be easier to comply with. The above answer is inconclusive (stupid), I take it that you are going to different Doctors for all these different medications because one Doctor wouldn't prescribe these combinations and you are not telling each Doctor what the other Doctors have prescribed to you and now you are scared but to answer your question, NO it is not safe, besides that, whats the use to take the Adderall 3x daily while taking Xanax 3x daily? That alone is a recipe for disaster. There is no sense in taking those two meds at the same time. You take the Adderall to boost you up,then to come down you take the Xanax, prime traits of a drug addict!!!!!!!!!!! GET HELP!!!!!!!! Your Friend, Guru U

The first answer is more correct, although, it is likely not safe in the dosage indicated. With such a stigma on these drugs for potential abuse, it is doubtful that anyone would ever medically prescribe this full combination, however, there have been cases I've witnessed where extended release forms of both Adderall and Xanax have been prescribed simultaniously with beneficial effects. I cannot speak for the other medications presented in the question. As with all medical questions, it is best to consult a doctor or medical professional. Soliciting answers from anyone less is not advised.

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How long do side effects last from stopping Seroquel?

First, stay away from drug company sites. They don't seem to be very honest about side effects, their severity or how long they last. Secondly, your doctor may TRY to help but he or she only knows what the drug companies are claiming. Do a Google search and find an online med withdrawal support group. Drugs.com has some great resources and groups. I've heard of side effects lasting as much as a year. But then I've spoken to people who have had NO side effects (or withdrawals) at all. ~ T

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If you took 25 mg of Seroquel and drank alcoholic beverages what could happen?

I was on seroquel for quite sometime and I know that everyone reacts differently to the medication. But for me I got very sleepy and almost passed out. I could not function and all I could do was lay there. I was not drunk, but between the medication and two beers, my body didn't handle it well. I would advise against drinking any alcohol while taking psych meds. If you want them to work and you want to get better, alcohol will not aid in that process.

AnswerSeroquel taken in low doses has proven to be more sedating. SO... taking 25mg and drinking will probably intensify the effect of both the alcohol and the med. Providing you get far enough to finish the drink...LOL AnswerI take 50mg of seroquel and i have had a few drinks on the odd occasion. I have been absolutely fine. I think it's a case of trial and error, it might affect you it might not. In any case if you want to drink fine, but just remember in moderation as alcohol is a depressant in itself, which never helps if you're needing to take the meds in the first place.

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I am a teenager and am taking 50 mg of seroquel. Me and some friends were hanging out and i had about, well i don't know i was sipping form the bottle lol but i had enough to the point where i would be normally drunk. But because i am taking the seroquel i didnt get drunk i just got very tired, i could hardly keep my head up much less join in the conversation so i went and slept in my friends bed for about 2 hours and when i woke up i was basically ok, still a bit tired but overall fine. i also talked to my brother who is a pharmacist and told him my experience and he STRONGLY recomends not to drink and take seroquel as it makes the alcohol very dangerouse for your liver, and other organs that i cannot remember.

well i hope this helps : ]

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I took THREE 300 mg sequel and drank E and J. I can't remember anything i did, i cant even remember leaving my "friends" house. i cant remember being sexually active either. I pretty much blacked out that night and i cant even remember throwing up that night. The next morning i was in a hateful mood too. I get headaches on my left side of my head and sometimes the left side of my body will like feel different. i don't think that is normal either.

The next weekend i took just one half of a 400mg sequel, and drank some vodka. I passed out again, and I can remember the night but i threw up. That pill DOES NOT mix well with liquor.You probably have a chance of backing out and your mental heath will most likely not be the same.

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