typical antipsychotic agent

typical antipsychotic agent

a functional category of older antipsychotic drugs thought to exert their action predominantly through dopaminergic blockade; now more generally called first-generation antipsychotics.

typ·ic·al an·ti·psy·chot·ic a·gent

(tipi-kăl antē-sī-kotik ājĕnt)
Functional category of older antipsychotic drugs thought to exert their action predominantly through dopaminergic blockade; now more generally called first-generation antipsychotics.
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She was started on typical antipsychotic agent Haloperidol along with Lorazepam but did not improve.
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Haloperidol and other typical antipsychotic agents are antidopaminergic and worsen Parkinson's disease.
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Turning to the do's and don'ts of specific classes of psychotropic medication in dual-diagnosis patients, she said she tries hard to avoid the use of typical antipsychotic agents because of the need to provide accompanying anticholinergic agents.