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Schizophrenia: Other Pharmacological Treatments

Because antipsychotic medications often fail to resolve the full range of schizophrenic psychopathology and other common symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, mood instability, motor unrest), adjunctive treatments are commonly tried. Adjunctive pharmacological treatments in patients with schizophrenia have been the subject of numerous reviews (). In addition, some psychotropic medications other than antipsychotics have been used… Read More »

Citalopram 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg Tablets

Citalopram (si-tal-oh-pram) [Celexa] Citalopram Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: antidepressants Pharmacologic class of Citalopram: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Pregnancy Category (pregnancy… Read More »

The evidence for lithium as a specific treatment for acute mania

Given the sedation associated with its neurological toxicity, lithium could be predicted to reduce levels of excitement and activity in people with acute mania. However its utility is likely to be limited by its toxic potential. There are few well-designed trials of lithium versus placebo for the treatment of acute mania, and none that conduct… Read More »

Antipsychotics For The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

Following the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system by WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology), antipsychotics (ATC N05A) are classified as: • N05AA Phenothiazines with aliphatic side-chain: Chlorpromazine, Levomepromazine, Promazine, Triflupromazine, Cyamemazine, Chlorproethazine • N05AB Phenothiazines with piperazine structure: Dixyrazine, Fluphenazine, Perphenazine, Prochlorperazine, Thiopropazate, Trifluoperazine, Acetophenazine, Thioproperazine, Butaperazine, Perazine • N05AC Phenothiazines with piperidine… Read More »

Typical Antipsychotics For The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

Lithium • Lithium and lithium salts (especially carbonate or citrate) were the focus of research in depression topic in the 1930’s. Lithium carbonate was launched in 1939 by Solvay for the treatment of depression and schizophrenia, and in 2002 Glaxo launched it for the treatment of mania • For many years, the effect of lithium… Read More »

Schizophrenia, Psychotic Disorders, and Antipsychotics

The primary indication for use of antipsychotics is the presence of psychosis in a number of conditions, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, brief psychotic disorder (which maybe present in a number of personality disorders), mood disorders with psychotic features, or psychotic disturbance secondary to an underlying medical condition or substance use disorders, resulting from… Read More »

Sertraline 50 mg & 100 mg Tablets

Generic name: Sertraline Sertraline 50 mg Film coated Tablets Sertraline 100 mg Film coated Tablets 1. What Sertraline Tablets is and what it is used for Sertraline Tablets contains the active substance sertraline and are used to treat depression (major depressive episodes). Sertraline belongs to a group of antidepressant drugs called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors.… Read More »

Citalopram 10mg, 20mg, 40mg Tablets

Generic Name: Citalopram Hydrobromide Citalopram 10mg Tablets Citalopram 20mg Tablets Citalopram 40mg Tablets 1. What are Citalopram tablets and what are they used for Citalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants.These medicines help to correct certain chemical imbalances in the brain that are causing the… Read More »

Schizophrenia therapy

As a neurobiologically based illness, the fundamental treatment is biological (antipsychotic drugs, electroconvulsive therapy), although psychological treatment and rehabilitation act as an excellent complement; they have no affect, however, on the core cause. Pharmacological treatment Antipsychotic drugs form the basis of the treatment of schizophrenia. Since chlorpromazine was introduced in 1950, the therapeutic possibilities for… Read More »

Atypical Antipsychotics

Atypical Antipsychotics: Side Effects A number of typical and atypical antipsychotics increase the QTc interval and augment the risk for torsade de pointes (torsades des pointes) and ventricular arrhythmias. Cardiovascular Risk QT relates to the time lapse from the beginning of the QRS until the end of the T-wave; this corresponds to the ventricular systole.… Read More »