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What antipsychotic medications won't worsen symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

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There's a chance that an antipsychotic medicine you take is making your Parkinson's worse. If that happens, you have alternatives. The medication pimavanserin (Nuplazid) was approved by the FDA to specifically treat psychosis that goes along with Parkinson's disease. Other drugs, such as olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and clozapine (Clorazil) can control hallucinations at low doses without making your Parkinson's symptoms worse.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Mental Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Mental Disturbances Associated with Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Disease: Mind, Mood, & Memory."

American Academy of Neurology: "Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis With Parkinson Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Mental Disturbances Associated with Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Disease: Mind, Mood, & Memory."

American Academy of Neurology: "Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis With Parkinson Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 11, 2017

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