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Unformatted text preview: ** black box warning for atypical antipsychotics Treatment of ADR's ADR Overview Treatment EPS occurs shortly after start therapy decrease antipsychotic dose; switch from high to low potency switch from typical to atypical; adjuntive medication dystonia sever onset of abnormal posture benztropine diphenhydramine lorazepam pseudoparkinsonism slowed speech, resting tremor benztropine trihexyphenidyl akathisia motor restlessness B-blocker (propranolol) benzodiazepines TD involuntary abnormal movements PREVENT - reduce dose Positive Symptoms - more symtpoms Negative Symptoms - symptoms that take away from normal presentation Cognitive Symptoms - decreased cognitive functioning Benefits : improves + symptoms Mild: perphen-, loxa pine High: haloper idol , fluphen-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHARM 338 taught by Professor Karboski during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '07