A patient is administered chlorpromazine for acute psychosis. The nurse should be alert for which potential side effect?


•Chlorpromazine, like most typical antipsychotics, can cause extrapyramidal side effects, such as tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, and dystonia.

•Serotonin syndrome and hypertensive crisis have not been associated with the use of typical antipsychotics.

•Cerebral edema has been reported with the use of Thorazine, but this side effect is not common.

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