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antidepressants


Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Antidepressants in the elderly Response to antidepressants in the elderly varies widely from 45% to 80%, compared with 35% …

A coroner has recommended making the ACT’s DORA system mandatory for all prescribers and pharmacists, after the death of a woman from multi-drug toxicity Forty-eight-year-old Lauren Maree Johnstone died in …

New research has shown that older people taking antidepressants or opioids have more than double the risk of a fall and hip fracture compared to those who do not Writing …

Doctor admits she is not happy with her prescribing of high dose mirtazapine to an aged care resident, which landed her before Royal Commission Psychotropic prescribing in residential aged care …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Second-generation antipsychotics in children Second generation antipsychotics such as clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine pose a serious risk to …

TGA reminds health professionals to communicate the potential risks of medicines associated with neuropsychiatric adverse events The TGA has issued a reminder to health professionals on communicating the potential risks …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder A systematic review …

Use of this commonly prescribed antidepressant has been linked with an increased risk of birth defects, according to a recent analysis Fluoxetine is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant in the …

Antidepressants in pregnancy are not a risk factor for autism, two studies have found Two studies published by JAMA have examined the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes …

A clear winner emerges from among 14 drug treatments, but more quality data is needed Fluoxetine is probably the best option to consider when a pharmacological treatment is indicated for …

A newly created concept is gathering momentum on social media. ‘Prescripticide’ has been officially embraced by the internet, with the creation of a new Wikipedia page that defines it as …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research new relevant to pharmacy It is time to stop prescribing oral salbutamol There is minimal evidence to support the use of oral salbutamol for …