Sunday, January 12, 2014

Antipsychotics names and side effects mnemonic

Hey everyone!

High potency antipsychotics have extrapyramidal side effects.
Low potency antipsychotics have anticholinergic side effects.

I made this silly and lame rap to remember -

Antipsychos are dopamine blockos
(Antipsychotics block dopamine receptors)

Yo antichol! How low can you go?
(The ones with the anticholinergic side effects are the low potency antipsychotics)
Chol! Chol-promazine!
(CPZ is low potency antipsychotic)
Thioridazone! Getting rid of them pyramidal!
(Thioridazone is low potency neuroleptic without EPS)

Your moderate - molindone and loxapine!
(Molindone and Loxapine are moderate potency antipsychotics)

Halo, Hello high potency!
(Haloperidol is high potency antipsychotic)
Flu pyramidalzine?
Nah, I think that's Fluphenazine
(Fluphenazine is high potency neuroleptic)

& a video to go with it:

Here are all the flashcards used in the video:

Typical neuroleptics

Mechanism of action of typical neuroleptics
Low potency antipsychotics

Examples of low potency antipsychotics

Moderate potency antipsychotics

Moderate potency antipsychotics examples

High potency antipsychotics

High potency antipsychotics examples
Atypical neuroleptics

Mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotics
Atypical antipsychotics

Atypical neuroleptics examples

That's all folks!


  1. it's CHLORpromazine, not cholpromazine. and it's thioridAZINE, not thioridazone.

    1. I wrote chol on purpose to remember about the anticholinergic side effects.

      I have to admit about thioridazine though.. I guess I've been mispronouncing it all my life xP
      Thank you for the correction! :)

  2. Hey, I really wanna watch the video but I think it's private. Is there a way to see it?

  3. Hi, is there anyway I can watch the video?
    Great mnemonics btw!

  4. I too want to see the video but I think the access is denied can yuck help

    1. Hey, I really wanna watch the video but I think it's private. Is there a way to see it?
      my email:

    2. I made it public


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