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Clinician’s Corner: 2nd Generation Antipsychotic Drugs

ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS (Second generation Antipsychotics) DOSAGE EQUIVALENTS AND SIDE EFFECTS FOR “ATYPICAL” ANTIPSYCHOTICS Antipsychotic Drug Usual Adult Dose Available strengths Sed EPS AC Weight gain Clozapine (Clozaril®) 1989 300-900mg 12.5,25, 50,100 high none high Very high Risperidone (Risperdal®) 1993 4-16mg 0.25,0.5,1, 2,3,4mg low high none Mod Olanzapine (Zyprexa®) 1996...

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Clinician’s Corner: Antidepressants Wrap-up

This column wraps up a very long journey through the antidepressants.  These last three drugs don’t seem to get used a lot primarily due to the costs.  With aripiprazole (Abilify) and buspirone (Buspar) being so cheap most insurance companies want patients to try and fail on a traditional antidepressant...

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