The Classification of Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Typical Antipsychotics Classification (also known as First generation Antipsychotics):

  • Phenothiazines:
    1. Chlorpromazine
    2. Promethazine
    3. Fluphenazine
    4. Perphenazine
    5. Perazine
    6. Prochlorperazine
    7. Trifluoperazine
  • Butyrophenones:
    1. Haloperidol
  • Di-phenyl-butyl-piperidines
    1. Pimozide
    2. Penfluridol
    3. Fluspirilene
  • Thioxanthenes
    1. Flupenthixol
    2. Zuclopenthixol
    3. Clopethixol
    4. Thiothixene
  • Other
    1. Loxapine

In-between: Sulpride


Atypical Antipsychotics Classification (also known as Second generation Antipsychotics):

  • Di-Benzo-Diazepine
    • Clozapine
  • Thieno-Benzo-Diazepine
    • Olanzapine
  • Di-Benzo-Thiazipine
    • Quetiepine
  • Benzixazole
    • Risperidone
    • Paliperidone
  • Benzisothiazoles
    • Ziprasidone
    • Lurasidone
  • Quinolones
    • Aripiprazole
    • Brexipiprazole
  • Benzamide
    • Amisulpride
  • Other
    • Zotepine

Author: Fizan

It had always been my childhood dream to become a physicist. Instead I graduated medical school and became a Psychiatrist (in training). Along the way I also developed a keen interest in philosophy, existential questions and unexplained phenomenon.

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