Questions & Answers(Forums)Category: Bipolar DisorderWhich antipsychotic medications are used to treat bipolar I disorder?
Gail Forcewind asked 3 months ago
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Al Dente answered 3 months ago

For severe manic episodes, traditional antipsychotic medications (such as Haldol, Loxapine, or Thorazine) as well as newer antipsychotic drugs — also called atypical antipsychotics — may be necessary. Cariprazine (Vraylar) is a newly approved antipsychotic to treat manic or mixed episodes. Aripiprazole (Abilify),¬†asenapine (Saphris), clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine¬†(Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), and ziprasidone (Geodon) are often used, and many other drugs are available. The antipsychotic lurasidone (Latuda) is approved for use — either alone or with lithium or valproate (Depakote) — in cases of bipolar I depression. Antipsychotic medicines are also sometimes used for preventive treatment.

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