Agranulocytosis

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US Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) for the ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis – Leukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis have been reported with antipsychotics, including ABILIFY. ...

Colloidal silver—science or fraud?  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Clinical AdvisorSilver is also toxic to bone marrow and may be associated with agranulocytosis. 5 Animal studies have shown that silver accumulates in body tissues and is ...

Cautions When Administering Medications  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
TheHorse.comThomas reports, "Phenylbutazone is known to induce blood dyscrasias (disorder), including aplastic anemia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, ...

Tainted cocaine poses serious health risk  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Northumberland NewsIf people become ill with this disease, called agranulocytosis (or febrile neutropenia), their body stops producing the white blood cells that fight ...

Historical perspective on antipsychotic long-acting injections  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
British Journal of Psychiatry...which was reintroduced to the UK in 1989, but without that drug's adverse side-effects, including agranulocytosis, which required regular monitoring. ...

Man Arrested In Domestic, Warning To Cocaine Users, Lock It Or Lose It  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
NorthumberlandView.caIf people become ill with this disease, called agranulocytosis (or febrile neutropenia), their body stops producing the white blood cells that fight ...

First psychotropic drug to receive initial approval for both ...  -  ‎Aug 14, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis: In clinical trial and postmarketing experience, events of leukopenia/neutropenia have been reported temporally

Add-On Filgrastim During Clozapine Rechallenge in Patients With a ...  -  Feb 2, 2009
Am J Psychiatry (subscription)To the Editor: Clozapine treatment is often discontinued as a result of clozapine-related granulocytopenia/agranulocytosis, even among patients who are

Agranulocytosis After Consumption of Cocaine Adulterated With ...  -  Jan 19, 2009
Annals of Internal MedicineLevamisole causes reversible agranulocytosis in up to 20% of cases (2), but the clinical effects of cocaine adulterated with levamisole have not been

Congratulations! You picked the right day to give up cocaine  -  Jan 16, 2009
The New Mexico Independent,From a New Mexico Department of Health news release: “The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 11 New Mexico cases of agranulocytosis,

Rare condition may be related to cocaine use  -  Jan 17, 2009
MSNBCThe agency says it appears the condition, agranulocytosis, could be related to the use of cocaine contaminated with levamisole. Levamisole is a medication

Contaminated cocaine potentially lethal  -  Jan 21, 2009
KOB.com,So far, 11 people have come down with agranulocytosis and one person has died from the illness. Tricore Reference Laboratories first discovered the increase

Cocaine warning  -  Jan 13, 2009
Vanderhoof Omineca Express,This condition is called agranulocytosis and can be fatal. The substance used was probably a cutting agent and has been linked to Levamisole,

This Hour: Latest Arizona news, sports, business and entertainment:  -  Jan 18, 2009
KOLD-TV,The condition known as agranulocytosis (uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-TOH-sis) could be related to the use of cocaine contaminated with levamisole, a medication used

Reasons for discontinuing clozapine: matched, case–control ...  -  Jan 30, 2009
British Journal of Psychiatry,There was no evidence of neutropenia or agranulocytosis in any patients at the time of death. Cause of death was established from case notes in 8 patients

Users get tests for bad cocaine  -  30 Dec 2008
Georgia Straight,...“If people send us urine from people who have developed agranulocytosis [with fever] and taken cocaine within 48 hours, we’ll freeze it and we can send it

Tainted cocaine sickens people in BC, Alberta  -  Dec 11, 2008
National Post,Alberta health officials issued a similar alert after seven people from communities across the province developed a condition known as agranulocytosis,

Officials warn of contaminated cocaine  -  Dec 15, 2008
Northern News Services (subscription),The result is a condition known as agranulocytosis, which can impede the ability to fight off common infection and eventually lead to death.

Exjade(R) Benefits Chronically Transfused Patients by ...  -  Dec 8, 2008
International Business Times,There have been postmarketing reports of cytopenias (including agranulocytosis, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia) in patients treated with EXJADE.

The Wholesale Sedation of America’s Youth  -  Dec 9, 2008
Skeptical Inquirer...agranulocytosis (a reduction in white blood cells, which is life threatening), accelerated appetite, vomiting, allergic reactions, uncontrolled blinking

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential ...  -  Dec 3, 2008
FOXBusinessThere have been post-marketing reports of cytopenias (including agranulocytosis, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia) in patients treated with Exjade.

Cocaine warning - may harm immune system  -  Dec 9, 2008
Omenica Express,This condition is called agranulocytosis and can be fatal. The substance used was probably a cutting agent and has been linked to Levamisole,

Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation  -  Jul 2, 2008
FOXBusinessLeukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including SEROQUEL.

CLINICAL REVIEW Section 1 Epidemiology and aetiology  -  Jun 27, 2008
RedOrbit,Side-effects ofboth drugs are rash and urticaria, which are usually mild. A rare (0.5 per cent of patients) but serious sideeffect is agranulocytosis.

Better to best  -  Jun 23, 2008
Express Pharma,...acute, irreversible renal failure and cytopenias (reduction in number of blood cells), including agranulocytosis and thrombocytopenia.

LITMUS Molecular Design  -  May 19, 2008
WebitPR (press release),These side effects include weight gain and agranulocytosis (an acute blood disorder characterized by a reduction in white blood cells which is a serious

Lessons to Be Learned From CATIE and CUtLASS  -  May 1, 2008
Psychiatric Services (subscription)Only one second-generation antipsychotic—clozapine—provided an alternative, but it carried the risk of toxic side effects, such as agranulocytosis.

The Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health  -  May 15, 2008
About - News & Issues,Because agranulocytosis is reversible if detected early, frequent (weekly) blood monitoring is critical (Lamarque, 1996; Meltzer, 1997).

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Seroquel(R) for Maintenance Treatment ...  -  May 14, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),Leukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including quetiapine

New Data on SEROQUEL XR(TM) in Treatment of Both Major Depressive ...  -  May 5, 2008
FOXBusinessLeukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including quetiapine

AstraZeneca Submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR(TM) for the Treatment of ...  -  May 8, 2008
CNNMoney.com (press release)Leukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including quetiapine

Brief Reports: Psychiatric Opinion and Antipsychotic Selection in ...  -  May 1, 2008
Psychiatric Services (subscription)Because of risks of agranulocytosis, the second-generation antipsychotic clozapine is often considered in its own class and was therefore not included in

ARYx Therapeutics Enters Clinic with Novel Antipsychotic Drug for ...  -  Apr 22, 2008
Business Wire (press release),Clozapine, the first atypical antipsychotic, is still considered the most efficacious but is associated with agranulocytosis, or a serious reduction in

Clozapine Better Than "High-Dose" Olanzapine for the Treatment of ...  -  24 Mar 2008
DG NewsAlthough clozapine is often considered as a treatment of last resort because of its associated risk of agranulocytosis, the authors noted that the reduction

Clozaril a valuable option for young schizophrenia, study finds  -  Mar 4, 2008
Pharma Times (subscription),But the restrictive nature of clozapine’s side-effects, most notably the risk of agranulocytosis, will continue to complicate off-label prescribing in these

Comparison Of Antipsychotic Treatments In Adolescents With ...  -  Feb 28, 2008
Science Daily (press release)Dr. Kumra agrees, stating that "although clozapine is often considered as a treatment of 'last resort' because of its associated risk of agranulocytosis [a

End of Shift: In The Trenches of Psychopharmacology  -  Mar 10, 2008
Nurse.com,There was talk of syndromes such as serotonin synergic and hyperglycemic; the dreadful side effects of medications, including agranulocytosis and dystonic

AstraZeneca Submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR(TM) for the Treatment of ...  -  Feb 29, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),Leukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including quetiapine

Hax1-mediated processing of HtrA2 by Parl allows survival of ...  -  20 Feb 2008
Nature.com (subscription),Haematologica 92, e123–e125 (2007) Carlsson, G. & Fasth, A. Infantile genetic agranulocytosis, morbus Kostmann: Presentation of six cases from the original

Agranulocytosis Induced by Nonchemotherapy Drugs  -  Feb 18, 2008
Annals of Internal MedicineWe believe that the first report of drug-induced agranulocytosis for a drug is most likely to be published in English-language journals with high

Schizophrenia Drug’s Dosage Drives Success  -  Feb 15, 2008
Newswise (press release)Though it has been the only drug approved for treatment-resistant patients for nearly two decades, clozapine has a serious side effect, agranulocytosis,

Robert Fulford on eating horse meat  -  Jan 27, 2008
National Post,It is known to induce blood dyscrasias, including aplastic anemia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and deaths.

The Labeling for Exjade (deferasirox) has Been Changed to Include ...  -  Dec 13, 2007
PharmaLive.com (press release),Additionally, there were post marketing reports of cytopenias, including agranulocytosis, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in patients treated with Exjade

Sequential Deferiprone-Deferoxamine Tops Deferiprone Alone in ...  -  Dec 13, 2007
DG NewsNo cases of agranulocytosis were reported and discontinuation rates were similar for both groups (55.6% and 57.7%, respectively P =.86).

Adding Deferiprone to Deferoxamine Decreases Beta Thalassemia ...  -  Dec 13, 2007
DG NewsDr. Farmaki said no cases of agranulocytosis occurred. One drawback of the combined therapy may have been decreased patient compliance with treatment.

seroquel xr(tm) receives approval from fda for maintenance ...  -  Nov 16, 2007
CNNMoney.com...neutropenia, and agranulocytosis (including fatal cases), have been reported temporally related to atypical antipsychotics, including quetiapine.

west virginia supreme court strikes down learned intermediary rule  -  Nov 15, 2007
American Enterprise Institute,..."treatment-emergent hyperglycemia-related adverse events," "mean (sd) pharmacokinetic parameters," "agranulocytosis," and "glomerular filtration rates.

main cause of dementia - depression  -  Oct 31, 2007
American Chronicle,...however, it does pose a significant risk for the development of agranulocytosis, a dangerous drop in the white blood cell count. careful monitoring of



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