Antipsychotics can affect other medicines, and vice versa. This is why it is very important that your therapist knows about all the medication you are taking, including over the counter drugs from the pharmacy, chemist or supermarket.
Do antipsychotics affect other medicines?
Some antipsychotics can have a certain effect on the so-called tricyclic types of antidepressants. Usually, these two kinds of medicine are not prescribed together.
The use of tranquillisers and/or sleeping pills (also referred to as benzodiazepines) together with antipsychotics is also something to be careful with. This because antipsychotics can cause sleepiness as well. It is your doctor’s responsibility to keep this in mind, but you should too.
- Medline Plus Information about specific medicines and patient leaflet
- Mind.org on info about driving and medication