Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Side effects of atypical antipsychotics mnemonic


In this post, I'll be talking about some side effects of antipsychotics and a few mnemonics that help me remember the same!

Risperidone won't let you rest.
Risperidone is associated with increased motor activity.

Clozapine closes your cell production. Clozapine causes agranulocytosis.

Olanzapine makes you fat like an O.
Olanzapine causes weight gain
Clozapine, Olanzapine and Quetiapine (C O and Q are the fat alphabets!) cause hyperglycaemia, weight gain and hypertriglyceridemia.

Ziprasidone makes a cutie zzz (sleep).
Ziprasidone causes QT interval prolongation. Sleep also reminds me of orthostatic hypotension. 

Aripiprazole makes you anxious.
Aripiprazole causes anxiety and insomnia due to partial agonist properties.

That's all!


  1. Thank you 😻 its much helpful than the book . . Thanks god I fined your post 😻 you're amazing I can't fined the words to thank you as you deserve . . With my love Amna

    1. Omg you're most welcome!

      Thank you for the lovely compliments, Amna <3

  2. Legend!!!!! Day before my psych exam pulling through


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