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Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...every year; aspirin for cardiovascular protection; clozapine to treat schizophrenia; Tysabri, a multiple-sclerosis drug; and Vioxx, the now-retired painkiller. These were then compared to various non-drug activities, with these findings: * Taking aspirin carries a risk of death similar to driving a car or ...

Scientists Uncover Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain

...overact, the Johns Hopkins team injected mice with clozapine (Clozaril), which, with olanzapine (Zyprexa) and r... who do poorly on conventional drugs. Mice given clozapine showed quadrupled AMPK activity compared to activity measured pre-drug. The researchers then gave ...

Old Anti-psychotic Drugs Are Equally Good

...pical antipsychotics like risperidone, quetiapine, clozapine and olanzapine, cost a lot more, at least ten time...revious findings that one new antipsychotic called clozapine was most effective in treating advanced schizophrenia. Jo Loughran, who works for the mental healt...

Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed

... treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – clozapine (Clozaril) and haloperidol (Haldol) – in monkeys. BThe purpose of the monkey studies will be to: 1. Better understand the effects of the two drugs on gene and protein expression in the monkey brain. The plan includes assessing changes in brain struc...

Effective Anti - Psychotic Drugs Pack Health Risk

...ng of patients who have taken antipsychotic drug – clozapine uncovered physical health risks// associated with ...tion, the risk grows greater. More than half the clozapine patients studied had metabolic syndrome while only about 20 percent of those in a comparison group d...

Clozapine Increases Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

...er Medical Centre say that the antipsychotic drug, clozapine has some very concerning side effects. //Clopazine...e lead author of the study. The study found that clozapine increased the risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that increase the risk for heart dis...

FDA warnings against use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly

...aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, clozapine and ziprasidone, are approved for the clinical treatment of schizophrenia and mania. Use of these drugs to treat elderly patients with dementia and behavior disorders have resulted in a very high incidence of deaths. Studies conducted had showed that...

Schizophrenics On Medication At An Increased Risk For Developing Diabetes

A recent study shows , schizophrenics treated with clozapine and olanzapine may be at an increased risk for dev... or schizoaffective disorder who were treated with clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis), or risperidone (Risperdal). The participants followed a cer...

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