Table of Contents
ABOUT ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION
ACCESSING ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS
FIND A SPECIFIC ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION
INFORMATION WHEN CONSIDERING STOPPING MEDICATION
MANAGING SIDE EFFECTS
OTHER PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS
WORKING WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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The Medication Resource Centre
provides information on antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications available in Ontario which are used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. It includes general information on all medications approved by Health Canada as well as detailed information on specific medications, including dose ranges, side effects and drug interactions. The side effect lists stated for individual antipsychotic medications in this online resource are not comprehensive. They contain some of the most common side effects that individuals may experience as well as some very rare side effects that can be very serious if individuals experience them. Discuss with your doctor and pharmacist the full range of side effects that may occur with your prescribed medication.
There is a glossary of terms at the end of the medication resource which provides descriptions of medical terms you may not be familiar with.
This document has been reviewed by people living with schizophrenia, family members and Dr. Gary Remington, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Dr. Tony P. George, MD, FRCPC and Jamie Kellar, RPh, BScHK, BScPhm, PharmD, PhD(c).
The Medication Resource Centre is supported by Janssen Inc. (March 2012, updated May 2014, August 2016, December 2017, February 2019) and AbbVie (updated March 2022).
Note: IAM defines treatment holistically, including medical support community support and social support. Medication is just one part of the medical support piece and the overall care pathway in schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses.
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