Buy this domain.

Death Risk Increased when Alzheimer’s Patients Treated with Anti-Psychotics | cialis online

Death Risk Increased when Alzheimer’s Patients Treated with Anti-Psychotics

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A British study has found that  Risperdal, Thorazine and other anti-psychotic drugs can double the risk of death when they are used to treat Alzheimer’s disease patients.  The authors of the study concluded that the risk of using anti-psychotic drugs in these patients likely outweighs there benefits.

This is just the latest study to show a correlation between anti-psychotic drugs and a higher death rate in Alzheimer’s patients.  According to a report in the Associated Press, no one knows exactly why this association exists, but some surmise that they could be damaging to the brain.  Another theory is that their sedative effects make patients less mobile, which can make them more vulnerable to infection, the Associated Press said. 

According to the Associated Press, anti-psychotic drugs are routinely given to up to 60 percent of dementia patients living in nursing homes.  They are used to control aggression, as well as the hallucinations they sometimes experience.  But guidelines recommend that such medications be used “cautiously and temporarily”, the Associated Press said. In addition to the increased risk of death, anti-psychotic drugs are linked to other side effects, including respiratory problems, stroke and diabetes.

The research, conducted by scientists at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases at King’s College London, was published in today’s issue of the journal Lancet.  For the study, the researchers followed 165 British patients aged 67 to 100 years with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease from 2001 to 2004. Half were being treated with anti-psychotic drugs, including  Risperdal, Thorazine and Stelazine. The other half got placebos.

After a year, 39 patients of the 83 receiving anti-psychotic drugs had died.  Of the 82 taking placebos, 27 were dead after a year. Only 46 percent of those taking anti-psychotic were still alive after two years, while 71 percent remained alive in the placebo group.  After three years, the numbers of those living in the drug group dropped to 30 percent, while 59 percent of those in the placebo group were still living.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.