Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Frishman William H.; Nurenberg, Michael; Spiegel, Adam
American Journal of Therapeutics: June 1996
Therapeutic Review: PDF Only

Psychoactive medications, including antipsychotic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, and antimanic drugs, are commonly used in cardiovascular and internal medicine practice. Many of these drugs have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, and some agents interact unfavorably with medications being used to treat cardiac disease. Newer psychoactive agents used to treat psychosis and/or depression appear to have a more favorable profile of cardiovascular adverse effects, but they need to be evaluated in patients with known cardiac disorders.

© Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.