Monday, August 27, 2012

Nearly 1 in 4 Schizophrenia Patients Gets Dicey Drug Combos | Psych Central News

 A new study found that 23 percent of people with schizophrenia were given drugs that could cause harm when taken together. Researchers urge that schizophrenia treatments be managed carefully to avoid harmful drug interactions.
Most antipsychotics are processed by the same enzyme which can cause side effects and pose danger for the liver.
Researchers, led by Jeff Jianfei Guo, Ph.D., of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, along with other researchers looked at the insurance claims of 27,909 patients with schizophrenia to figure out the number of times people were prescribed an antipsychotic and any other drug that might cause an interaction.

Nearly 1 in 4 Schizophrenia Patients Gets Dicey Drug Combos | Psych Central News

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