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How do most typical antipsychotic drugs work?
treat positive sx of schizophrenia
What are major SE of typical antipsychotics?
EPS & TD
May cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Can cause sunburn and photosensitivity
What else does phenothiazine treat?
What are nursing implications of haldol?
do not give to elderly demented
drug of choice for agitated pts
How do atypical antipsychotics work?
dopamine and seratonin antagonists
treat pos and neg signs
What are significant SE of atypicas?
Weight gain->diabetes, heart disease
low risk of EPS
Why do you need to do frequent CBC lab checks for clozapine?
risk for agranulocytosis
What is Risperdol used for?
s/s schizophrenia, bipolar mania, austistic sx, stuttering & Tourettes
What is abilify used for?
schizophrenia, bipolar mania, add-on of MDD
What drug should you avoid smoking?