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  • Antipsychotic Drugs: Dangerously Overused [hide all summaries]
    Antipsychotic drugs, also called neuroleptic drugs or major tranquilizers, are properly and successfully used to treat serious psychotic mental disorders, the most common of which is schizophrenia. In younger adults, an alarming number of those with schizophrenia who could and often have previously benefited from antipsychotic drugs are not receiving them. They are seen, among other places, on the streets and in homeless shelters. In older adults, the problem is not underuse but, rather, gross overuse by people who are not psychotic.

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  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Valacyclovir (VALTREX), Penciclovir (DENAVIR), and Docosanol (ABREVA) – How Much is One Day Without a Cold Sore Worth? [hide all summaries]
    (January 2003)
    The editors of the highly respected Medical Letter On Drugs and Therapeutics, an independent source of drug information written for physicians and pharmacists, reviewed the use of the antiviral drug valacyclovir (VALTREX) for the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis) in their November 11, 2002 issue. This prompted us to evaluate two other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, penciclovir (DENAVIR) and docosanol (ABREVA), together with valacyclovir for cold sore treatment. If you decide not to spend the money for one of these drugs every time a cold sore appears, there are things you can do to control discomfort, allowing healing and avoid complications. The cold sore should....

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