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Anti-Psychotics found in batches of Nurofen™ Painkiller. 'Fancy a Kill-Pill'?

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« on: August 27, 2011, 02:39:04 pm »

 Apparently the 'Sabotaged' Nurofen Drugs batches were all in London.
— If so, following the recent rioting: 'A chill Pill'? No, more like a 'KILL PILL'. Read 2) below.


"The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised people to be extra vigilant following reports that the anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel XL 50mg, has been found within some Nurofen Plus painkiller packets.

Three batches of the pain killer, which is available to purchase in pharmacies across the UK, have been affected.

The Seroquel XL 50mg tablets, manufactured by AstraZeneca, are prescription only and used to treat such illnesses as schizophrenia, mania and bipolar depression (or manic depression)."



Antipsychotics are associated with a range of side effects. It is well recognized that many people (around two-thirds in controlled drug trials) discontinue antipsychotics, partly due to adverse effects.

Extrapyramidal reactions include tardive psychosis, acute dystonias, akathisia, parkinsonism (rigidity and tremor), tardive dyskinesia, tachycardia, hypotension, impotence, lethargy, seizures, and hyperprolactinaemia.

The atypical antipsychotics (especially olanzapine) seem to cause weight gain more commonly than the typical antipsychotics. The well-documented metabolic side effects associated with weight gain include diabetes that, frequently, can be life-threatening.

Clozapine also has a risk of inducing agranulocytosis, a potentially dangerous reduction in the number of white blood cells in the body. Because of this risk, patients prescribed clozapine may need to have regular blood checks to catch the condition early if it does occur, so the patient is in no danger.[citation needed]

One of the more serious of these side effects is tardive dyskinesia,[2] in which the sufferer may show repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements often of the lips, face, legs, or torso. It is believed that there is a greater risk of developing tardive dyskinesia with the older, typical antipsychotic drugs, although the newer antipsychotics are now also known to cause this disorder. It is believed by some that the risk of tardive dyskinesia can be reduced by combining the anti-psychotics with diphenhydramine or benztropine, though this has not been established. Central nervous system damage is also associated with irreversible tardive akathisia and/or tardive dysphrenia.

Another antipsychotic side effect is deterioration of teeth due to a lack of saliva.

A potentially serious side effect of many antipsychotics is that they tend to lower an individuals seizure threshold. Chlorpromazine and clozapine, in particular, have a relatively high seizurogenic potential. Fluphe****ne, haloperidol, pimozide and risperidone exhibit a relatively low risk. Caution should be exercised in individuals that have a history of seizurogenic conditions (such as epilepsy, or brain damage).

Another serious side effect is neuroleptic malignant syndrome, in which the drugs appear to cause the temperature regulation centers to fail, resulting in a medical emergency, as the patient’s temperature suddenly increases to dangerous levels.

Another problematic side effect of antipsychotics is dysphoria.

Loss of glial cells was observed in monkeys[3] and signs of neuron death were detected in women[4].

Some people suffer few of the obvious side effects from taking antipsychotic medication, whereas others may have serious adverse effects. Some side effects, such as subtle cognitive problems, may go unnoticed.

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