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Re: What is the Safest Anti-psychotic Drug?

Posted by SLS on October 17, 2003, at 17:34:37

In reply to Re: What is the Safest Anti-psychotic Drug?, posted by cybercafe on October 16, 2003, at 12:13:50

> > > I have recently started taking Geodon. I read that in 50% of patients it causes Diabetes. I quit taking it because of this fact. Can anyone tell me what they believe the safest anti-psychotic drug is?
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> > Hi.
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> > The two drugs that are most implicated with diabetes are Clozaril (clozapine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine). I didn't think Geodon (aripiprazole) had any potential to induce diabetes. If it does, I would expect it to be very small. Quetiapine (Seroquel) is considered to be the safest with respect to EPS and tardive dyskinesia.
> hmmm... i'm pretty sure zyprexa is a lot less likely to cause EPS than seroquel... where did you hear otherwise i'd like to check it out myself ?

I don't remember. I guess it depends on who writes the literature. One thing I stumbled across portrayed Seroquel as being the only neuroleptic with a 0% risk. Perhaps that was wishful thinking. One of the great things about Psycho-Babble is that it offers real world experience with these drugs.

- Scott




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