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antidepressants


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 …

Antidepressants may not be as effective in treating depression as healthcare practitioners believe, according to new research. While they are the most commonly used medication in Australia, with use more …

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate (bioactive form …