Melperone and Zotepine are also atypical antipsychotics belonging to butyrophenone
and dibenzothiepine drug classes, respectively.
Treatment with haloperidol (0.2 mg/kg PO q12h), a butyrophenone
anxiolytic with a dopamine-receptor antagonist effect, commonly used in feather-picking disorders in parrots, was initiated to maintain a calm bird to provide conditions for muscle regeneration.
Neurolept anaesthesia was one of the regimens used, which combined droperidol, a butyrophenone
acting by blocking D2 receptors, and fentanyl, an opioid.
Duncan, "Metham phetamine toxicity: treatment with a benzodiazepine versus a butyrophenone
," European Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
Finally, melperone, another atypical antipsychotic of the butyrophenone
chemical class, showed no benefit in the treatment of PD psychosis when compared to placebo in an unpublished double-blind, placebo-controlled trial by Friedman .
, and other psychotropic medication poisonings in children and adolescents.