Antipsychotic Drugs and Side Effects

Antipsychotics Side EffectsAntipsychotic drugs are prescription medications that are prescribed to people who are believed to be bipolar, have schizophrenia, psychosis or suffer from depression. These are known as neuroleptics or major tranquilizers, which are a class of typical and atypical drugs.

WARNING: Do not attempt to come off of psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision. Call 855-734-2223 to find out more about getting off of antipsychotic drugs.

Antipsychotic drugs have been known to cause obesity, diabetes, stroke, cardiac events, respiratory problems, delusional thinking, psychosis, death, involuntary movements, seizures, tremors, sexual dysfunction, birth defects, agitation, mania and withdrawal symptoms. They can even cause brain shrinkage.

6,845,303 people in the USA between the ages of 0-65+ were taking antipsychotic drugs noted in 2014.

There have been 117,414 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking antipsychotic drugs.

Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Increased weight
  • Insomnia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Malaise

Some documented side effects of taking antipsychotic drugs:

  • Agitation
  • Akathisia
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior changes
  • Birth defects
  • Blood disorders
  • Blurred vision
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Death from liver failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Fatal blood clots
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • Heart palpitation
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hostility
  • Hyperglycernia
  • Insomnia
  • Involuntary movements
  • Manic reaction
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea

Side effects can persist for months or even years after getting off antipsychotic drugs.

Below is a list of common antipsychotic drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.

  • Abilify (13,445 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Clozaril (18,554 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Geodon (6,692 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Haldol (3,850 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Invega (4,790 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Risperdal (12,883 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Seroquel (37,268 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Zyprexa (14,613 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Fanapt (542 reports of adverse reactions)

If you or a loved one need help with getting off Antipsychotic drugs, please contact a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab counselor today at 855-734-2223.