Pharmacology – MCQ 99 – Difference between typical and atypical antipsychotics

The major difference between typical and atypical antipsychotics is that:
A. The latter cause minimal or no increase in prolactin
B. The former cause tardive dyskinesia
C. The former are available as parenteral preparations
D. The latter cause substantial sedation

Correct answer : B. The former cause tardive dyskinesia

Typical antipsychotics cause extrapyramidal side effects like tardive dyskinesia.

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