The group is divided into therapeutic subgroups:
N05A - Antipsychotics
N05B - Anxiolytics
N05C - Hypnotics and sedatives
This group comprises drugs with antipsychotic actions (i.e. neuroleptics).
Reserpine is classified in C02 - Antihypertensives.
Antipsychotics in combination with antidepressants are classified in N06C - Psycholeptics and psychoanaleptics in combination.
The group is subdivided mainly according to chemical structure.
|The DDDs are based on the treatment of psychosis. The substances in this group are sometimes used for other indications in much lower doses.|
For depot injections, the DDDs are based on the average recommended doses divided by the dosing interval.
N05AD Butyrophenone derivatives
|The DDD for parenteral droperidol is based on treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting.|
Last updated: 2015-12-16