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New Rx Guidelines May Keep Kids Out of ER
The guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to kids are changing — and those changes may keep kids safer.
Mental Health Rx Posed Physical Health Risks
Older adults taking newer antipsychotic medications may need to be extra wary of bumps and slips.
Medication Errors Resulting From Name Confusion
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to medication error reports in which patients were given risperidone ( Risperdal ) instead of ropinirole ( Requip ) and vice versa. In some cases, patients who took the wrong medication needed to be hospitalized.
Motherhood is About to Make You a Little Crazier
FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs has been updated.