Drug Interactions

Because of their multiple effects, antipsychotic drugs produce more important pharmacodynamic than phar-

macokinetic interactions. The action of other CNS depressants may be enhanced, and concurrent use of tri-cyclic antidepressants or other agents with anticholiner-gic activity may cause additive CNS dysfunction and peripheral anticholinergic effects. The hypotensive ef fects of an antipsychotic may be increased by diuretics, captopril, and other antihypertensive medications. Anti-psychotic agents are also susceptible to enhanced metabolism by inducers of microsomal mixed-function oxidases.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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