Category Archives: Psychiatry

Methylphenidate ADHD Medications Drug Safety Communication

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Methylphenidate ADHD Medications: Drug Safety Communication – Risk of Long-lasting Erections Including Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin/Focalin XR, Metadate CD/Metadate ER, Methylin/Methylin ER, Quillivant XR, Ritalin/Ritalin LA/Ritalin SR AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Consumer ISSUE: FDA is warning that methylphenidate products, one type … Continue reading

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Mefloquine Hydrochloride Drug Safety Communication

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Mefloquine Hydrochloride: Drug Safety Communication – Label Changes Due To Risk of Serious Psychiatric and Nerve Side Effects AUDIENCE: Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Patient ISSUE: FDA is advising the public about strengthened and updated warnings regarding neurologic and … Continue reading

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Celexa citalopram hydrobromide FDA Drug Safety Communication

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Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) – Drug Safety Communication: Revised Recommendations, Potential Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Cardiology ISSUE: FDA is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form).┬áIn August 2011, FDA … Continue reading

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants Drug Safety Communication

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants: Drug Safety Communication – Use During Pregnancy and Potential Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn   Including Celexa (citalopram); Lexapro (escitalopram); Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax (fluoxetine); Luvox, Luvox CR (fluvoxamine); Paxil, Paxil CR, … Continue reading

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Saphris asenapine maleate

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Saphris (asenapine maleate): Drug Safety Communication: Serious Allergic Reactions AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Patients ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use of Saphris (asenapine maleate). The Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reactions, … Continue reading

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Celexa citalopram hydrobromide

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Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide): Drug Safety Communication – Abnormal Heart Rhythms Associated With High Doses   AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Cardiology ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) should no longer be used at doses greater than … Continue reading

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Zyvox (linezolid) Drug Safety Communication

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Zyvox (linezolid): Drug Safety Communication – Serious CNS Reactions Possible When Given to Patients Taking Certain Psychiatric Medications   AUDIENCE: Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, Family Practice ISSUE: FDA has received reports of serious central nervous system (CNS) reactions when the antibacterial … Continue reading

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