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Other Medications as Clozapine Alternatives

Fortunately, many medications are available to treat schizophrenia. These medications can include:
Atypical Antipsychotics
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic. This type of medication is usually effective in treating schizophrenia. It is thought that these newer antipsychotic medications may have fewer serious side effects than older antipsychotics (although studies have shown conflicting results). In addition to clozapine, these medications can include:
Typical Antipsychotics
These are older, "first-generation" antipsychotic medications. While it is thought that these medications may be more likely to cause serious side effects, studies have shown conflicting results. Medications in this category include:
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