PPT files on antipsychotics (neuroleptics): it gathers lectures from different specialties (Family Medicine, Psychiatry) highlighting key pharmacological pearls.
Via Physician’s First Watch: Patients with Alzheimer Disease on Antipsychotics Show Increased Mortality Patients with Alzheimer disease who take antipsychotic drugs may be at increased long-term risk for death, according to a study published online in Lancet Neurology.
Summary Analgesic effects of antipsychotics in acute and chronic painful states Antipsychotics are used in different chronic pain states (e.g. chronic headache, fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathia). With atypical antipsychotics a new class of antipsychotics is available, with lesser extrapyramidal side effects and additional benefits. The review authors assessed the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of […]
Questions and answers on the review of the use of conventional antipsychotic medicines in elderly patients with dementia The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has completed a review of the evidence available on the safety of conventional antipsychotic medicines in elderly patients with dementia. The Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that there […]