Conventional antipsychotics are used to treat people who suffer from delusions, hallucinations and other problems associated with psychotic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. These strong antipsychotic medications are usually reserved for people who don’t respond to less heavy medication for schizophrenia and related illnesses. It is also used to treat dementia in elderly people.
There is an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, including fatal heart attacks, when taking this medication. This medication is not recommended for elderly patients because of the risk of cardiovascular problems and increased risk of death. These patients are at risk of fatal infections such as pneumonia as well as fatal cardiovascular events.
This drug also is linked to low blood pressure, which is characterized by dizziness and lightheadedness.