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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a Federal research agency, does not provide medical advice or referrals.

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Antipsychotic Medications

  • aripiprazole (Abilify)
  • asenapine (Saphris)
  • cariprazine (Vraylar)
  • clozapine (Clozaril)
  • lurasidone (Latuda)
  • olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  • quetiapine (Seroquel)
  • risperidone (Risperdal)

NIMH also does not endorse or recommend any particular drug, herb, or supplement. Results from NIMH-supported clinical research trials

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How often are Antipsychotic Medications used in Nursing Home settings?

Psychotropic medications are commonly administered to elderly clients to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. These drugs are known to have potentially serious side effects, to which older adults are more vulnerable. Nurses care for older adults in many different practice settings but have varying degrees of knowledge about these kinds of medications. The purposes of this article are to (a) provide information to geriatric nurses in all settings about how the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications like aripiprazole (Abilify), asenapine (Saphris), cariprazine (Vraylar), clozapine (Clozaril), lurasidone (Latuda), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal)

How do you know if your parent or loved one is being overdosed or abused with Antipsychotic Medications?

Nursing home quality campaign is to increase the quality of care for all, and we know that most nursing homes and providers are true care givers and believe the system although not flawless has many people doing the right thing for their residents, but in the event there is a suspicion of elder abuse you may want to document your concern, and register an written complaint in the event it is needed in the future. It will also help the facility know that their might me a problem, and they will have a change to resolve it.

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