Potentially life threatening medical emergency!!
Anticholinergic effects present with both typical and atypical antipsychotics although degree varies
: dry mouth, reduced or absent peristalsis, mydriasis, nonreactive pupils, hot, dry, red skin, hyperpyrexia without diaphoresis, tachycardia, agitation, unstable VS, àurinary retention, delirium seizure
- Treatment: HOLD all meds; implement
- cooling measures, urinary cath as needed; Physostigmine may be ordered.