Drugs in this class are primarily used to treat schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. Many of these medications fall in the class known as
. This category includes:
chlorpromazine hydrochloride (Thorazine)fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)mesoridazine besylate (Serentil)perphenazine (Trilafon)prochlorperazine (Compazine)promazine hydrochloride (Sparine)promethazine hydrochloride (Anergan [injectable], Phenergan)thioridazine hydrochloride (Mellaril)trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine)triflupromazine hydrochloride (Vesprin [injectable])and others
Newer medications, risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril), are called
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