Scientists in the UK believe that antipsychotic drugs raise the risks of dangerous blood clots
This risk had already been spotted by some scientists and seems now to be confirmed by a new study. Almost 16,000 people suffered a deep vein thrombosis (formation of a blood clot in a deep vein) and 9,000 people suffered a clot in the lung.
Study subjects taking newer “atypical” antipsychotics had a 73% higher chance of developing a clot, reports BBC News.
Other studies have already revealed a higher stroke risk among patients taking antipsychotics.
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