neuroleptic drug


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neuroleptic drug

a substance that produces a sedating or tranquilizing effect. Also called neurolept, neuroleptic. See also antipsychotic, tranquilizer.
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During the 1990s, several research teams reported that neuroleptic drugs cause atrophy of the cerebral cortex and an enlargement of the basal ganglia.
That experienced researchers fail to control for important sources of bias and fail to describe them clearly in their reports, that journal editors and scientific forums publish papers with such obvious confounds without requiring authors to clearly note them or without establishing stricter guidelines for what will count as "evidence" to establish claims of effectiveness, are heavy blows to the scientific quality of the evidentiary basis for neuroleptic drug treatment.
Of at least 300,000 Canadians prescribed neuroleptic drugs each year (my estimate), roughly 4,500 will develop NMS, and at least 1,000 will die from it.
In order to reduce the risk of NMS developing postoperatively, it is perhaps advisable that psychiatrists keep neuroleptic doses the same for a certain duration before and after surgery; no guidance currently exists for this; therefore, it is another area pertaining to neuroleptic drugs that requires further investigation.
ibuprofen, ketoprofen, piroxicam, diclofenac), cardiovascular drugs (furosemide, amiodarone, thiazides), antibiotics (tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin, sulfonamides), psoralens, neuroleptic drugs such as phenothiazines (especially chlorpromazine), oral contraceptives, retinoids (isotretinoin, acitretin), antifungals, etc.
Tardive dyskinesia is a rare and permanent side-effect of neuroleptic drugs, which include some of the older antipsychotics as well as some old-fashioned anti-nausea drugs.
The neuroleptic drugs "induce a brain pathology, similar in kind to encephalitis lethargica and Parkinson's disease.
Neuroleptic drugs go by trade names such as Thorazine, Haldol, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Risperdal, and many others.
She's had electroshock therapy and been prescribed many neuroleptic drugs and anti-depressants.
TD is a neurologic condition caused by prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs, such as antipsychotics.
Iam writing to highlight what I believe to be a scandal, concerning the prescription of neuroleptic drugs to people with dementia.