Neuroleptics


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Neuroleptics

Any of a class of drugs used to treat psychotic conditions.

neuroleptics

; antipsychotics; 'major tranquillizers' pharmacological agents that tranquillize without impairing consciousness or causing paradoxical excitement; used to treat schizophrenia; side-effects include extrapyramidal symptoms (e.g. parkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, tardive dyskinesia) and hypotension in the elderly; examples include haloperidol (Serenace), fluphenazine (Depixol), chlorpromazine (Largactil), trifluoperazine (Stelazine) and risperidone
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A high degree of suspicion must be maintained for any surgical patient taking shortterm or longterm neuroleptics because, despite its rarity, NMS is potentially fatal.
Keywords * Neuroleptic malignant syndrome * Olanzapine * Drug-related side effects
An international consensus study of neuroleptic malignant syndrome diagnostic criteria using the Delphi method.
Throughout the course of therapy re-evaluate the need for continuation of the neuroleptics.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome induced by atypical neuroleptics and response to lorazepam.
Given the lack of studies, the empirical evidence suggests that prophylactic treatment with lithium or anticonvulsive agents may be superior to neuroleptic theraphy (3).
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening adverse reaction to antipsychotic drugs and other dopamine-modulating agents.
The first choice is an antidepressant or a neuroleptic, Dr.
The first choice is usually an antidepressant or a neuroleptic, Dr.
Meltzer H Y, Fang V S, The effect of neuroleptics on serum prolactin in schizophrenia patients.