Articles in the Antipsychotics Category
European Commission Approves XEPLION® for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Beerse, Belgium (March 9, 2011) — Janssen-Cilag International NV today announced that XEPLION® (paliperidone palmitate), a once monthly, long-acting injectable, antipsychotic, has received approval from the European Commission for the treatment of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is relatively common and the prevalence is similar around the world. The lifetime risk for schizophrenia is estimated to be one person in 100, and appears to be the same for men and women up to age 60 years. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness for both the patients …
Abilify® Medication Guide
Generic name: aripiprazole
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ABILIFY and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about ABILIFY (aripiprazole)?
(For other side effects, also see “What are the possible side effects of ABILIFY?”).
Serious side effects may happen when you take ABILIFY, including:
• Increased risk of death in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis: Medicines …
How does Zeldox work? What will it do for me?
Ziprasidone belongs to the class of medications called antipsychotics. It is used to control the symptoms of schizophrenia and related mental health disorders. It works by adjusting the balance of chemicals in the brain that are involved in schizophrenia.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this …
Atypical Antipsychotic, FDA »
FDA approves Latuda to treat schizophrenia in adults
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Latuda (lurasidone HCl) tablets for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population, ages 18 years and older, in a given year. The most prominent symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and behavior, and suspiciousness. Hearing voices that other people don’t hear is the most common type of hallucination. These experiences can make people with the disorder fearful and withdrawn.
“Schizophrenia can be a devastating illness requiring lifelong treatment,” said …
What are antipsychotics used for?
Antipsychotics are usually used to help treat people with schizophrenia and similar conditions such as psychosis. They are also used to treat other problems such as mania, hypomania and mood disorders. Occasionally antipsychotics are used to help manage agitation or anxiety. Medicines are often used to treat more than one condition, so if you are not sure why you have been prescribed an antipsychotic, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Antipsychotics are classified into two groups, ‘typical’ or ‘first-generation’ antipsychotics and ‘atypical’ or …
The Side Effects Of Common Psychiatric Drugs: Antipsychotics
(Called Major Tranquilizers or Neuroleptics)
Brand Names (Generic Names):
Mellaril (thioridazine hydrochloride)
Moban (molindone hydrochloride)
Conventional Antipsychotics – Healthcare Professional Sheet text version
FDA ALERT [6/16/2008]: FDA is notifying healthcare professionals that both conventional and atypical antipsychotics are associated with an increased risk of mortality in elderly patients treated for dementia-related psychosis.
In April 2005, FDA notified healthcare professionals that patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Since issuing that notification, FDA has reviewed additional information that indicates the risk is also associated with conventional antipsychotics.
Antipsychotics are not indicated for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis.
This information …
Just about all illegal drugs have street names. These are the drug slang terms used by users.
Below are some common drug slang terms or drug street names:
STREET NAMES AND SLANG FOR HALLUCINOGENS
Pot, Reefer, Grass, Weed, Dope, Ganja, Mary Jane, or Sinsemilla, Urb,
Mescaline and Peyote
Mesc, Buttons, and Cactus
Magic Mushrooms, ‘shrooms
Lysergic acid diethylamide
Acid, Microdot, White lightning, Blue heaven, and Sugar Cubes
Analog of Amphetamines or Methamphetamines
MDMA (Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, Essence), MDM, STP, PMA, 2, 5-DMA, TMA, DOM, DOB, EVE
PCP, Hog, Angel Dust, Loveboat, Lovely
Analog of Phencyclidine (PCP)
STREET NAMES AND SLANG …
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released a list of 20 drugs that are on its adverse effect “watch list” — drugs that have potential new serious risks or had new safety information from January to March 2008. The data come from FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) database, its only method for gathering safety and adverse effects about drugs approved for prescribing in the U.S. Adverse events are voluntarily reported by physicians who prescribe the medications.
Two psychiatric medications made the list — Duloxetine (Cymbalta) for a serious risk …
What Is ZYPREXA® (olanzapine)?
ZYPREXA is a brand name for a prescription medicine that is approved by the FDA for treating the symptoms of schizophrenia, acute mixed or manic episodes of bipolar I disorder and for maintenance treatment in bipolar disorder.
Important Safety Information
Facts About ZYPREXA
ZYPREXA has been prescribed to nearly 24 million people in 84 countries since its approval in 1996
ZYPREXA was the first of a newer generation of antipsychotic medications (called atypical antipsychotics) approved for the long-term treatment of schizophrenia
ZYPREXA was the first atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment …