Side effects of atypical antipsychotics: a brief overview


Ucok A. , gaebel W.

WORLD PSYCHIATRY, cilt.7, ss.58-62, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD PSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.58-62

Özet

This paper reviews the available evidence concerning the side effects of atypical antipsychotics, including weight gain, type II diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, QTc interval prolongation, myocarditis, sexual side effects, extrapyramidal side effects and cataract. Some recommendations about how to prevent and manage these side effects are also provided. It is concluded that atypical antipsychotics do not represent a homogeneous class, and that differences in side effects should be taken into account by clinicians when choosing an antipsychotic for an individual patient.