Four Common Antipsychotic Drugs Found to Lack Safety and Effectiveness in Older Adults, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stanford University, and University of Iowa Study

Published: Nov 28, 2012

In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications -- schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest number of antipsychotic prescriptions in older adults is for behavioral disturbances associated with dementia, some of which carry FDA warnings on prescription information for these drugs.

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