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Drugs in this class are primarily used to treat schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. Many of these medications fall in the class known as phenothiazines . This category includes:

  • chlorpromazine hydrochloride (Thorazine)
  • fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
  • mesoridazine besylate (Serentil)
  • perphenazine (Trilafon)
  • prochlorperazine (Compazine)
  • promazine hydrochloride (Sparine)
  • promethazine hydrochloride (Anergan [injectable], Phenergan)
  • thioridazine hydrochloride (Mellaril)
  • trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine)
  • triflupromazine hydrochloride (Vesprin [injectable])
  • and others

Newer medications, risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril), are called atypical antipsychotics .

See Phenothiazines or Atypical Antipsychotics for more information.