is an atypical antipsychotic
prescription drug. It is an atypical antipsychotic because it affects the nervous system
in a manner different than a simple tranquilizer and has less side effects than other medications in its class (credits to the user deep thought
for that tidbit).
used to treat schizophrenia
disorders, and "thought" disorders. Sometimes MPD
) patients are put on small doses to minimize the switching.
5 mg doses are the lowest possible dose
. I've known hardcore
schizophrenics to be on as much as 40 mg, although anything over 15 mg is a lot, and usually only schizophrenics get medicated
Weight gain and decrease in energy
is a very common side effect (regardless of what some doctors say), as this drug
is in the same class as thorazine