There are two main types of antipsychotics: Antipsychotics are available as tablets, capsules, liquids and depot injections (long-acting). Older antipsychotics have been used since the 1950s and are still prescribed today.Newer antipsychotics were developed in the 1970s onwards.The medicine from a depot injection is slowly released into the body and is given every 2-4 weeks.This aims to prevent relapses (recurrences of symptoms).Even when symptoms ease, antipsychotic medication is normally continued long-term if you have schizophrenia.This aims to prevent relapses, or to limit the number and severity of relapses.Both types are thought to work as well as each other. You will need regular tests to monitor for side-effects while you take these medicines.Antipsychotics are a group of medicines that are mainly used to treat mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia, or mania (where you feel high or elated) caused by bipolar disorder.
These chemicals have the effect of changing your behaviour, mood and emotions.The choice of antipsychotic prescribed depends upon what is being treated, how severe your symptoms are and if you have any other health problems.There are a number of differences between the various antipsychotic medicines. Therefore, one may be better for one individual than for another.Antipsychotics are medicines that are mainly used to treat schizophrenia or mania caused by bipolar disorder.There are two main types of antipsychotics: atypical antipsychotics and older antipsychotics.Unfortunately, clozapine has a number of possible serious side-effects, especially on your blood cells.