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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Feb 21, 2019

Today’s question is: How to manage the non-hematological adverse effects of clozapine?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • For sialorrhea start with local agents like sublingual atropine drops or mouth ipratropium spray. If that fails, systemic agents like glycopyrrolate or terazosin can be used.
  • For constipation,...

Feb 6, 2019

Today’s question is: Do SSRIs increase the risk of bleeding?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Prescribe SSRIs with caution in patients with a defect in platelet number or function and those with H.pylori infection.
  • Concomitant SSRI and NSAID use is only of concern in patients taking daily and/or high doses.
  • Avoid...