Compazine FDA Alerts
The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about Compazine or relate to a group or class of drugs which include Compazine (prochlorperazine).
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Recent FDA Alert(s) for prochlorperazine
Antipsychotics, Conventional and Atypical
Jun 16, 2008
Audience: Neuropsychiatric and geriatrics healthcare professionals[Posted 06/16/2008] FDA notified healthcare professionals that both conventional and atypical antipsychotics are associated with an increased risk of mortality in elderly patients treated for dementia-related psychosis. In April 2005, FDA notified healthcare professionals that patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Since issuing that notification, FDA has reviewed additional information that indicates the risk is also associated with conventional antipsychotics. Antipsychotics are not indicated for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis. The prescribing information for all antipsychotic drugs will now include the same information about this risk in a BOXED WARNING and the WARNINGS section.
[June 16, 2008 - Information for Healthcare Professionals - FDA]