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2005-12-30 13:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - High levels of sugar in the blood, also known as hyperglycemia, is a common finding in individuals taking atypical antipsychotics who are thought to have normal blood sugar levels. Over a 2-year period, Dr. Michael J. Sernyak, of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues examined the frequency of undiagnosed high blood sugar in 647 patients taking atypical antipsychotics, including Clozaril (clozapine), Risperdal (risperidone),...

2005-11-25 15:22:51

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) appears to enhance the response to antidepressants in patients with treatment-resistant major depression, research suggests. Atypical antipsychotic agents are often used to augment antidepressants among patients with refractory mood disorders, lead author Dr. George I. Papakostas and colleagues note in their report, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Abilify is unique among...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

A rare, but frequently fatal, side effect of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine is myocarditis. We report a case of hypersensitivity myocarditis secondary to clozapine administration that was diagnosed in vivo for the first time through endomyocardial biopsy and was successfully treated with corticosteroids. Histologic diagnosis was based on the evidence of eosinophilic infiltration of the endomyocardiuin and eosinophil degranulation. Endomyocardial biopsy was performed in order to establish...

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