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Post  Admin on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:20 pm

Hi Friends.

We all know that Clozapine is least likely to cause EPS (Extra Pyramidal Side effects), and high potency typical antipsychotics are most likely to cause EPS among all antipsychotics.

Q1 (a) Which of the following antipsychotic is least likely to cause EPS.
Q1 (b) Which of the following antipsychotic is most likely to cause EPS.

(a) Risperidone
(b) Aripiprazole
(c) Olanzapine
(d) Quetiapine
(e) Ziprasidone



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Post  perox123 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:31 pm

least likely to cause EPS- Seroquel
most likely- Abilify? akathisia or Risperidone

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Post  Admin on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:34 pm

Answers:

Antipsychotic least likely to cause EPS: (d) Quetiapine

Antipsychotic most likely to cause EPS: (a) Risperidone

Antipsychotics Categories based on their tendencies to cause EPS:
(1) High potency typical antipsychotics- most likely to cause EPS
(2) Low potency typical antipsychotics
(3) Risperidone, Paliperidone
(4) Olanazpine, Ziprasidone, Aripiprazole
(5) Clozapine, Quetiapine- Least likely to cause EPS


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