A recent study titled, “Danish register-based study on the association between specific antipsychotic drugs and fractures in elderly individuals” and published in the December issue of Age and Ageing discusses and strengthens the current research on how the use of some antipsychotic drugs are associated with falls and fractures in older citizens. Researchers in Denmark studied residents aged 65 years and older and the impact that introducing antipsychotic (AP) drugs had on their incidence rate ratio (IRR) of fractures compared to those who were not prescribed any APs. Researchers only looked at individuals who had not used any antipsychotic drugs within a year prior to starting the study. The study’s major findings included a high association between most antipsychotic drugs and fractures with the exception of levomepromazine, and the association was strongest shortly after treatment initiation. To read the full study download the Danish research study.
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