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New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs
Today's alert relates to a potential increased risk of death when "conventional" antipsychotics are used in older people with dementia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will now require manufacturers of "conventional" antipsychotic drugs, (such as thiothixene) to make safety-related changes to prescribing information, or labeling, to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label use of these drugs to treat behavioral problems in older people with dementia. For More Information: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm107211.htm
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New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs
Today's alert relates to a potential increased risk of death when "conventional" antipsychotics are used in older people with dementia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will now require manufacturers of "conventional" antipsychotic drugs, (such as pimozide) to make safety-related changes to prescribing information, or labeling, to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label use of these drugs to treat behavioral problems in older people with dementia. For More Information: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm107211.htm
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Thiothixene FDA
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Pimozide FDA
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Fluphenazine FDA
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Trifluoperazine FDA
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Chlorpromazine FDA
2008-06-17 New Boxed Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs Perphenazine FDA
2008-06-30 Warnings Added To Labeling Mycophenolate Manufacturer
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Warfarin MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Alendronate MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Ibandronate Sodium MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Risedronic Acid MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Teriparatide MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Raloxifene MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Calcitonin MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Estrogens Conjugated MediGuard CRT
2008-07-03 New Consumer Guide for Patients Estrogens Conjugated with Medroxyprogesterone MediGuard CRT
2008-07-08 Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture Levofloxacin FDA
2008-07-08 Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture Moxifloxacin FDA
2008-07-08 Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture Ciprofloxacin FDA
2008-07-08 Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture Ofloxacin FDA