Search Tag: antipsychotic

ICU Management

ARDS, delirium and antipsychotic use reviewed

2018 21 Feb

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often requires prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting patients at risk for intensive care unit (ICU) delirium. Antipsychotics are prescribed to decrease the severity and duration of ICU delirium; however, these drugs are associated with many adverse effects including respiratory failure. "Given... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Review Names Top Selling And Most Prescribed Drugs

2014 07 Nov

A 12-month review of pharmaceutical drugs by research firm IMS reveals that the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor from AstraZeneca) edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine (Synthroid from AbbVie) to claim the position of the most prescribed drug in the US. The antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify by Otsuke Pharmaceutical) was... Read more