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Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update

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Introduction to Atypical Antipsychotics (4 of 4)

Recommendations or advertisements that promote the use of pharmaceuticals for indications that have not been approved by the FDA (i.e., off-label) are illegal. Off-label prescribing by physicians is permitted. Given that antipsychotics are used off label, what is known about the efficacy or comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics when prescribed for unapproved (off-label) indications?