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Understanding cardiac drug interactions with concurrent psychotropic prescriptions is essential for the practicing cardiologist and primary care physician, as well as for the psychiatrist. There has been an explosive use of new drugs in both psychiatry and cardiology without widespread knowledge of their potential interactions. The increasing tendency(More)
BACKGROUND The use of complementary and alternative products including Biological Based Therapy (BBT) has increased among patients with various medical illnesses and conditions. The studies assessing the prevalence of BBT use among patients with cardiovascular diseases are limited. Therefore, an evaluation of BBT in this patient population would be(More)
Psychotropic drugs are not necessarily the drugs of psychiatry. Seventy percent of antidepressants, and 90% of anxiolytics are prescribed by nonpsychiatric physicians. Since psychotropic medications are so frequently employed by nonpsychiatric physicians, e.g., neurologists, primary care physicians, internists, and because large numbers of their patients(More)
Psychotropic drug interactions with medical prescriptions is an essential knowledge base for the practicing oncologist as well as the psychiatrist. This paper describes a method to identify, understand, and develop a conceptual framework to codify psychotropic-medical drug interactions; a systemic approach for updating this key database, and a software(More)
Three methods for examining drug-drug interactions were compared to understand advantages and disadvantages of each: ePocrates; Interact; The Mount Sinai multiple source for the evaluation of drug-drug interactions (MS). ePocrates is a commonly employed software system utilized in a hand held computer, the PalmPilot. Interact is on a CD-ROM, and promoted by(More)
This is an update from the report-Cardiac Drug and Psychotropic Drug Interactions: Significance and Recommendations-published in this journal in November-December 1999. As mentioned in that article there has been an explosion of new drugs both in psychiatry and cardiology without a sufficient understanding of their potential interactions. Also there is a(More)
It is essential that both the neurologist and the psychiatrist be aware of the neurology drug-psychotropic drug interactions because neurologists prescribe many psychotropic medications and psychiatric consultants often recommend the use of psychotropic drugs for neurology patients. Six methods of examining drug-drug interactions were employed: 1) PubMed(More)
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