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A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people.
Antipsychotic drugs may result in an almost doubled risk of death in Alzheimerâ€™s patients, according to a study conducted by British researchers.
In a new paper published in the online open-access journal PLoS ONE, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003150, David Pickar and colleagues of Gabriel Sciences report that 74.5% of 200 community-based schizophrenic patients, who were individually interviewed and evaluated (including a review of clinical records), were treated with off-label medication treatments.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is ordering manufacturers of conventional antipsychotic drugs to include boxed warnings on the products.
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In April, the US Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory that the use of atypical antipsychotics increases mortality in elderly persons with dementia, but now investigators report that conventional antipsychotic medications may be even more dangerous.
Some newer antipsychotic medications may be associated with a small increased risk of death when used to treat elderly dementia patients, psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins warn.
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