Thursday, January 15, 2009

Study: Antipsychotic Drugs Increase MI Risks

Heart attack risks were near two times great for those people taking antipsychotic drugs such as Zyprexa and Risperdal - at least that is what a study found, released by the NEJM. The article is here.

The risk of heart attack for people getting the newer drugs, actually increased with their dosage, says thestudy authors.

Here is the Conclusion: Current users of typical and of atypical antipsychotic drugs had a similar, dose-related increased risk of sudden cardiac death.