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Old 07-11-2018, 08:11 PM
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Default Surprising new research on schizophrenia meds

I'm not in a situation where I can go find links but I will retell from what I read. For the diagnosis of schizophrenia they started to record how long people lived, on different meds.

People on the newer atypical antipsychotics had the shortest lifespan, and of those, Seroquel/quetiapine was the worst. It is believed that the metabolic changes case premature death.

The med they lived the longest on, was surprisingly the feared Clozaril/clozapine, that needs a lot of followup because some possible serious side effects. It has five black box warnings.

I'm not sure how typical antipsychotics did. They often come with things like akathisia, rigidity and tremor, and the dreaded tardive dyskinesia which can be disabling in itself. Maybe it is worth losing years and not have those side effects but rather metabolic ones?

Anyway, so much for being the safer options because they are newer.

Not meaning to scare anyone, but this really surprised me.
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