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Antipsychotic drug use among elderly nursing home residents in the United States by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Mar 2011 12:00am Background: Antipsychotic utilization in elderly nursing home residents has increased substantially in recent years, primarily due to the use of atypical antipsychotic agents. However, few studies have examined antipsychotic utilization patterns in nursing home residents in the United States since the introductio ... Read on »
Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 9:00am A government audit has revealed that nearly one in seven elderly nursing home residents, nearly all suffering dementia are given antipsychotic drugs even though the medicines increase the risks of death and are not approved for such treatments. More than half of the antipsychotics paid for by Medicare in the first half of 2007 were “erroneo ... Read on »
Obesity risk to children taking antipsychotic drugs by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 02 Nov 2009 10:01pm Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to children could be increasing the risk of obesity, according to research from the US Related News:Current exercise levels for children may not combat obesityUse of... Click on the title to read the post in full Read on »
FDA Requests Boxed Warnings on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sat 21 Jun 2008 10:06am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today exercised its new authority under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) to require manufacturers of “conventional” antipsychotic drugs to make safety-related changes to prescribing information, or labeling, to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label ... Read on »
Study Shows Antipsychotic Drugs Offer No Benefit in Curbing Aggression by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:24pm In Drugs Offer No Benefit in Curbing Aggression , Study Finds the New York Times reports the results of a study to be published today in the Lancet which tracked intellectually handicapped adults over more than a month of treatment. There was a 79 per cent reduction in aggressive behavior among those taking placebo pills. The group taking an ... Read on »
Researchers: Antipsychotic drugs are overprescribed for Alzheimer’s patients by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 3:47pm New antipsychotic drugs such as Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa are routinely prescribed to manage aggressiveness and agitation in Alzheimer's patients.A new study finds that these antipsychotics nearly double elderly patients’ risk of death over three years, according to a new study published in the January 9 issue of Lancet Neurology.   In a ... Read on »
a doctor voluntarily took an antipsychotic drug by kim m. Posted Fri 17 Apr 2009 12:41am Thanks to Beyond Meds for posting this very interesting story. And I say interesting for a number of reasons. One, whenever a doctor would deny the side effects I was experiencing from Seroquel or Abilify, I wanted to say, “Have you tried it?” Two, after my swain learned of my horrible experiences with Seroquel he took 1/4 of the dose I used ... Read on »
Antipsychotic drug for dementia ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:36pm Antipsychotic drug for dementia have adverse effects NEW YORK, 22 april 2009 - Elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease who are treated with second-generation antipsychotics should be monitored closely for weight gain and lipid abnormalities, according to an analysis of data from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness ... Read on »
Antipsychotic Drugs: Use with Children Worries Doctors by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:10pm The use of incredibly strong, dangerous antipsychotic drugs with kids has been on the rise for quite some time…. From the Washington Post: Doctors Worry About Kid’s Use of Antipsychotic Drugs Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Among all patients taking the new generation of antipsychotic medication, children are most likely to suffer severe weight gain and me ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Antipsychotic drug labels updated on use during pregnancy and risk of abnormal muscle movements a by FDA Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 10:09am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary List of Antipsychotic Drugs Safety Announcement [2-22-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that it has updated the Pregn ... Read on »