All antipsychotic drugs can increase the risk of stroke, but the risk is greatest among older patients with dementia, British researchers report.Click here to access the WP article.
Concerns about the risk of stroke and antipsychotics were first raised in 2002, especially in people with dementia. In 2004, Britain's Committee on Safety of Medicines recommended that antipsychotics not be used in people with dementia. And, in 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers of atypical antipsychotics to add a black box warning to their products about the increased risk for stroke.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Antipsychotics and risk of stroke
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