November 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm

Kids at Risk of Polypharmacy Harms

Despite limited evidence of efficacy and mounting safety concerns, “the use of medication from 2 or more psychotropic classes, i.e., polypharmacy, has increased among US youths,” finds a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Polypharmacy increases the risks of serious adverse drug effects, such as akathisia, delirium, and mania, that can cause suicidality.

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