Antipsykotika ökar dödligheten

En första studie visar nu på ökad dödlighet bland dementa som behandlas med antipsykotisk medicin.
14 oktober 2013, klockan 10:10
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I den norska studien har forskarna följt upp närmare 27 000 patienter diagnosticerade med en demenssjukdom och som förskrivits läkemedel mot demens och psykofarmaka mellan 2004 och 2010.

Efter justering av kön, ålder, dosering och andra sjukdomar fann forskarna att dödligheten var mer än fördubblad bland dementa som behandlats med antipsykotiska preparat jämfört med de som fått andra psykofarmaka.

Studien bekräftar därmed de nuvarande behandlingsriktlinjerna att ta det försiktigt med  antipsykotisk medicin till dementa.
Skribenten är själv ansvarig för det hen skriver i kommentatorsfälten på www.lakemedelsvarlden.se. Läs mer

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