What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that includes symptoms such as hallucinations, anxiety, delusions, paranoia, disorganized thoughts, and catatonia. Hallucinations are commonly auditory (hearing voices).

Treatment for schizophrenia includes therapy, hospitalization, and taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat schizophrenia are atypical antipsychotics, typical antipsychotics, and typical antipsychotic / tricyclic antidepressant combinations.

Savings Tips for Schizophrenia

  • FDA Safety Alert: Reactions to Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

    June 02, 2016

    The FDA has issued a safety alert for olanzapine (Zyprexa), an antipsychotic medication used to treat mental health disorders.

    According to the FDA, medications containing olanzapine may cause a rare but serious skin reaction that can spread to affect other parts of the body—and even lead to death.

    What type of skin reaction can olanzapine cause?
    Olanzapine can cause a skin reaction known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)See More

  • Top 10 New Drugs of 2015

    November 16, 2015

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers released a number of new prescription drugs in 2015. Some of these new drugs are truly lifesavers . . . and some aren’t. Either way, pharmaceutical companies will be spending lots of money to let you know about them—you’ll be seeing them on the sides of buses and in TV commercials for quite a while.

    As a doctor, I’m always excited about improvements that help patients. Some of the drugs below can really make a difference. See More

  • Aristada: New Schizophrenia Treatment Approved

    October 16, 2015

    Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia on October 5, 2015, and should be available soon.

    What should I know about schizophrenia?

    Schizophrenia is a treatable mental illness, however, it can be disabling and interfere with daily life. It affects around 1% of the population in the United States and more than 21 million people worldwide, according to the Who Health Organization (WHO)See More

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Popular Schizophrenia Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Atypical Antipsychotics 9 See Prices
Atypical Antipsychotics 101 See Prices
Atypical Antipsychotics 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Schizophrenia Drug Classes

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