antipsychotic drugs

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dalindsay81
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antipsychotic drugs
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2012-11-26 23:37:33
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antipsychotics
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  1. How do most typical antipsychotic drugs work?
    • dopamine antagonists
    • treat positive sx of schizophrenia
  2. What are major SE of typical antipsychotics?
    • EPS & TD
    • May cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    • Can cause sunburn and photosensitivity
  3. What else does phenothiazine treat?
    pyschosis, N/V
  4. What are nursing implications of haldol?
    • do not give to elderly demented
    • drug of choice for agitated pts
  5. How do atypical antipsychotics work?
    • dopamine and seratonin antagonists
    • treat pos and neg signs
  6. What are significant SE of atypicas?
    • Weight gain->diabetes, heart disease
    • low risk of EPS
  7. Why do you need to do frequent CBC lab checks for clozapine?
    risk for agranulocytosis
  8. What is Risperdol used for?
    s/s schizophrenia, bipolar mania, austistic sx, stuttering & Tourettes
  9. What is abilify used for?
    schizophrenia, bipolar mania, add-on of MDD
  10. What drug should you avoid smoking?
    Olanzapine

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