The boring life of Jerod Poore, Crazymeds' Chief Citizen Medical Expert.

New Boards, New PI Sheets

Only after I created all the boards yesterday did I notice there were several Abilify topics in the board for Other Antipsychotics.

So I created a board for Abilify.

As it would make no sense to leave Geodon out of the party, I created one for Geodon as well.

Thus we have a board for each of the popular atypical antipsychotics on the US market. Clozaril (the first of the bunch) doesn't see much prescribing these days, so it is lumped in with the others. As Invega is nothing more than Risperdal without your liver having to do any work first, those two will share one board.

While adding boards for Abilify and Geodon (don't bother, the stubs of the pages suck), I noticed that the PI sheets were way out of date. I.e. there was nothing about their approvals to treat bipolar mania. Don't make me laugh! How much do you want to bet the participants in those studies were a bit on the depressed side and were all freaking happy to be taking those meds? Jeez Louise, Geodon is practically a combination antipsychotic and antidepressant along the lines of Cymbalta , and Abilify makes your D2 dopamine and 5HT1A serotonin receptors more sensitive to those neurotransmitters, so it's like a combination antipsychotic and variant on Remeron. Is it a wonder that a bunch of people who tend to be on the manic side of things get, what's the technical term, batshit crazy when prescribed either of these two meds? Especially when they are stupid enough to just whine about the depression they feel at the time they go into to see those doctors and those doctors don't ask about mania and give them Abilify or Geodon in combination with an antidepressant. In any event, here's Abilify's PI sheet and Geodon's PI sheet.

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