Antipsychotics are associated with adverse effects. Clinicians should adhere to conscious monitoring of the adverse effects related to use with antipsychotics. Experts have formulated recommended monitoring parameters to assist with prevention, early detection, and management of potential adverse effects.

  • What are some general rules to follow when prescribing antipsychotics?1-3
  • Which vitals, labs, and screenings should be ordered for patients receiving antipsychotics and how frequently?3-6
  • How can pharmacists assist with metabolic monitoring for patients receiving antipsychotics?67-8
  • How does a clinician manage comorbid metabolic syndrome disorders in patients with mental illness?9-12
  • What are some strategies to effectively monitor for extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS)?3,14

Reviewer 1: Allison Beatty, PharmD
Reviewer 2: Trisha McHugh, PharmD
Reviewer 3: Austin Smith, PharmD, BCPP
2023-2024 AAPP Resident and New Practitioner Committee


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