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Infographic: GPs urged to ensure patients aware of valproate risks in pregnancy

Infographic: GPs urged to ensure patients aware of valproate risks in pregnancy

Despite wide dissemination of MHRA guidance and resources,...

Antidepressants, a Guide to Switching and Withdrawing

Antidepressants, a Guide to Switching and Withdrawing

Instructions for changing or stopping antidepressants.

Infographic: Long-term benzodiazepine use widespread, finds study

Infographic: Long-term benzodiazepine use widespread, finds study

Long-term use of benzodiazepines is a significant problem...

Citalopram: suspected interaction with cocaine

Citalopram: suspected interaction with cocaine

Healthcare professionals should be aware of the potential...

Varenicline does not increase risk of psychiatric events, study confirms

Varenicline does not increase risk of psychiatric events, study confirms

Additional side-effect monitoring is no longer required...

Infographic: Inappropriate prescribing of antidepressants in children and adolescents

Infographic: Inappropriate prescribing of antidepressants in children and adolescents

Prescribing of antidepressants in children and adolescents...

GPs asked to use new valproate pregnancy risk communication materials

GPs asked to use new valproate pregnancy risk communication materials

Healthcare professionals are being sent printed communication...

MIMS guidance on switching and withdrawing antidepressants updated

MIMS guidance on switching and withdrawing antidepressants updated

Advice on switching and withdrawing antidepressants...

NICE recommends multimodal antidepressant for depressive episodes

NICE recommends multimodal antidepressant for depressive episodes

Vortioxetine (Brintellix) has been approved by NICE...

Vortioxetine: New for depressive episodes

Vortioxetine: New for depressive episodes

Brintellix (vortioxetine) is indicated for the treatment...

Study highlights inappropriate prescribing in patients with learning disabilities

Study highlights inappropriate prescribing in patients with learning disabilities

One in six adults with learning disabilities is being...

New treatment option for adolescents with schizophrenia

New treatment option for adolescents with schizophrenia

The licensing of Invega (paliperidone) has been extended...

Hydroxyzine: risk of QT prolongation and torsade de pointes

Hydroxyzine: risk of QT prolongation and torsade de pointes

Prescribing recommendations for the use of hydroxyzine...

Prescribe pregabalin by brand for pain, GPs told

Prescribe pregabalin by brand for pain, GPs told

Pregabalin should only be prescribed for the treatment...

Anafranil SR discontinued

Anafranil SR discontinued

Valproate use in women restricted

Valproate use in women restricted

Valproate should not be prescribed to female patients...

News in brief - January 2015 (updated)

News in brief - January 2015 (updated)

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

News in brief - CNS disorders

Latuda: new atypical antipsychotic

Latuda: new atypical antipsychotic

Latuda (lurasidone) is a new atypical antipsychotic...

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