Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Transdermal antipsychotic


#1

Has anyone heard of using a transdermal patch version of an antipsychotic to control schizophrenia symptoms?

Also, family members - how do you deal with increasing paranoia and delusions regarding medications? My family member is becoming increasingly worse due to medication noncompliance.


#2

I found this and it’s very interesting. Thank you for sharing.


#3

Thank you for sharing this article. Too bad it does not address any current possibilities for schizophrenia. My family member is noncompliant with medications and a patch seems like it would be a functional alternative to injections / pills… Any further insight is greatly appreciated.


#4

Seems like it could be good for some people. But what’s to prevent someone from just peeling it off?

Some medications come in sublingual formula or liquid; that might be a current possibility.


#5

Yep, I have often wondered why they don’t just deliver meds through a cigarette. My son smokes like a chimney and wouldn’t even question a new brand.


#6

I have said the same thing! While he stopped smoking cigarettes, I think mine would try a med delivered through a cigarette.