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Risperdal (Resperidone)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar mania. Increased occurrences of diabetes, hyperglycemia, and weight gain have been associated with the use of Risperdal. Drug companies have pushed atypical antipsychotics like Risperdal too quickly, to the wrong patients. The results? Unnecessarily exposing patients to potentially dangerous, long-term side effects such as diabetes and weight […]

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Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances The Food and Drug Administration has determined that the treatment of behavioral disorders in elderly patients with dementia with atypical (second generation) antipsychotic medications is associated with increased mortality. Of a total of seventeen placebo controlled trials performed with olanzapine (Zyprexa), aripiprazole (Abilify), risperidone (Risperdal), or […]

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