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What are side effects of antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia?

The side effects of antipsychotic medication can be very troubling and can lead people to want to stop taking their medication. It is important to talk to your doctor about the side effects which the medication you are on might cause. These vary between medications and everyone reacts differently. Common side effects include a dry mouth, feeling drowsy, weight gain and spasms/tremors. Some side effects, such as feeling drowsy, may get better once you have been taking the medication for a while.

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