Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs: 2001-2002 Edition by Lawrence J. Albers

By Lawrence J. Albers

This publication is a small pocket sized.It is sort of thin.Now within it includes in basic terms psychiatric drugs.A resident of Psychiatry will locate it useful.It has mechanisms of motion , alternate names and sidefects of all Psychiatric medicines in different types.

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Antipsychotics 47 Adverse Effects: A. Clozapine has a 1-2% incidence of agranulocytosis. Patients should be instructed to report the onset of fever, sore throat, weakness or other signs of infection promptly. Discontinue the drug if the WBC drops below 3,000/mcL, or 50% of patient's normal count, or if granulocyte count drops below 1,500/mcL. Once the WBC normalizes, the patient may be rechallenged. WBC should be monitored weekly for the first 3 months of treatment. Thereafter, monitoring can be reduced to every 2 weeks.

C. Sexual: Abnormalities of ejaculation/orgasm occur in approximately 10% of patients. D. 3 % of patients. E. Discontinuation Syndrome: Venlafaxine can produce dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, nausea, nervousness, and sweating with abrupt discontinuation. It should be slowly tapered over several weeks when possible. 32 Atypical Antidepressants F. Renal/Hepatic Disease: The clearance of venlafaxine in patients with liver or renal disease is significantly altered, and the dosage should be decreased by approximately 50% in these patients.

Metrizamide – decreases seizure threshold. Avoid concomitant use with typical agents. Oral Contraceptives - may increase levels of antipsychotics. Stimulants - amphetamine may worsen psychotic symptoms. Antipsychotics will lessen effects of stimulants. Warfarin - highly protein-bound, may alter antipsychotic levels; levels may be decreased leading to decreased bleeding time. G. Preexisting Medical Conditions: 1. Cardiac History - use high potency agent (other than pimozide) or atypicals (other than clozapine) to avoid conduction abnormalities.

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