For Prescribers of medicines

 

DOCTORS - NURSES - Non Medical Prescribers IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is not always easy to keep on top of latest developments concerning patient safety. Black triangles may be suddenly designated for drugs you have been prescribing for years. Warning issued by the FDA, EU or MHRA may be missed.

For psychiatric adverse drug reactions and new advice about support for withdrawal from benzodiazepines, Z drugs and antidepressants, the information may not be easy to find.

APRIL hopes the following information will help you in your endeavours to keep your patients safe from harm.

Clinical data for health professionals information more links

Drug regulator Safety Communications, Warnings and Alerts

FDA Index to drug specific information direct link

UK official government drug safety updates direct link

For a quick check of possible neuropsychiatric adverse effects refer to:

The British Journal of Psychiatry Published bimonthly by The Royal College of PsychiatristsBJPsych Advances offers a distillation of current clinical knowledge, written by expert clinicians to meet the CPD needs of consultant psychiatrists.

Journal includes  information on treatment of psychiatric side-effects
Nora Turjanski, Geoffrey G. Lloyd