Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Mesoridazine

  • Cristy Akins
  • Efrain Antonio GonzalezEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1674

Generic Name

Mesoridazine

Brand Name

Serentil, Lidanil

Class

Antipsychotic (conventional)

Proposed Mechanism(s) of Action

Dopamine 2 receptor blocker.

Indication

Schizophrenia.

Off-Label Use

Uncommon.

Side Effects

Serious

QT prolongation, agranulocytosis, seizures, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ventricular arrhythmia, and sudden death.

Common

Akathisia, neuroleptic-induced deficit syndrome, extrapyramidal symptoms, priapism, galactorrhea, amenorrhea, pigmentary retinopathy, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, blurred vision, and weight gain.

References and Readings

  1. Physicians’ Desk Reference. (62nd ed.). (2007). Montvale: Thomson PDR.Google Scholar
  2. Stahl, S. M. (2007). Essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber’s guide (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Additional Information

  1. Free Drug Online and PDA Software: www.epocrates.com.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mercy Family CenterMetarieUSA
  2. 2.College of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  3. 3.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA