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Typical Antipsychotics

Typical or conventional antipsychotics is a term used to describe the older antipsychotics, such as haloperidol, as opposed to the newer atypical antipsychotics, such as risperidone.

Antipyschotics are a type of psychoactive drug which are used to treat a range of mental health problems including psychosis, anxiety and dementia.

Typical antipsychotics, include aliphatic phenthiazine, butyrophenone (Haloperidol or Haldol), chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, molindone, piperidine phenthiazine, trifluoperazine, thiothixene, and trifluperidol.

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