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What antipsychotic medications are used to treat bipolar disorder?

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Drugs called antipsychotic medications are also common in bipolar treatment plans. You can take them alone or with mood stabilizers to help with symptoms of mania. These drugs include:

  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Loxapine (Loxitane) or inhaled loxapine (Adasuve)
  • Risperidone (Risperdal)

From: Medications for Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

National Institute of Mental Health: “How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II.

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Practice Guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Part A: Treatment recommendations for patients with bipolar disorder."

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2018

National Institute of Mental Health: “How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II.

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Practice Guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Part A: Treatment recommendations for patients with bipolar disorder."

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2018

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