Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Why do patients who receive antipsychotic medications to manage schizophrenia and bipolar disorder quickly gain weight and develop prediabetes and hyperinsulemia? The question remained a mystery for decades, but in a paper published today in Translational Psychiatry, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finally cracked the enigma. Antipsychotic drugs, scientists showed, not only block dopamine signaling in […]

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Haldol

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. HALDOL® INJECTION (190619) ACMI Haloperidol decanoate injection Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Haldol injection.It does not contain all the available information.It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks […]

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Haldol

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. HALDOL® INJECTION (190619) ACMI Haloperidol decanoate injection Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Haldol injection.It does not contain all the available information.It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks […]

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More hospital days seen with antipsychotic use in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Alzheimer disease patients who initiate treatment with antipsychotic medications spend more days hospitalized than those who do not initiate antipsychotics, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Marjaana Koponen, Ph.D., of the Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues used a nationwide exposure-matched cohort to […]

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