Side effects of psychotropic medications: Importance of postmarketing surveillance

ArticleinPrimary psychiatry 14(9):14-15 · August 2007with7 Reads

    Abstract

    One of the most important needs in clinical medicine is improved post-marketing surveillance of adverse drug reactions. Headlines in the popular press have recently highlighted an increasing number of drugs that have been in use for years that suddenly are withdrawn from the market or are tagged with a so-called "back-box warning" of a potentially life-threatening treatment-emergent event. Yet, there are numerous side effects of psychotropic drugs that are undesirable or that impact quality of life, that go unrecognized by prescribes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)