Atypical antipsychotics are an option for treating serious psychosis of Alzheimer's disease, despite safety concerns and lack of evidence


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Abstract

Atypical antipsychotics are the most widely used medication currently available for the management of psychosis of Alzheimer's disease. They have similar efficacy to typical antipsychotics, but have a better safety profile. However, the use of atypical antipsychotics has been associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular adverse events and mortality in the elderly

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