December 1, 2000 - Novartis Warns Of Fatal Risks With Serentil
Dear Doctor or Pharmacist:
On October 11, 2000, The FDA issued a health professionals' letter from Novartis alerting them to a new boxed warning for Serentil (mesoridazine besylate) saying it "has been shown to prolong the QTc interval in a dose-related manner, and drugs with this potential, including Serentil, have been associated with torsade de pointes-type arrhythmias and sudden death."
The drug is now indicated only for schizophrenic patients who fail to show an acceptable response to adequate courses of treatment with other antipsychotic drugs, either because of insufficient effectiveness or the inability to achieve an effective dose due to intolerable adverse effects.
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