Allergan to present data from a robust mental health clinical program at the american psychiatric electricity cost calculator

Separately, at the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Annual Meeting in New York City from May 10 to May 12, 2018, Allergan and Gideon Richter Plc. will also be presenting three original abstracts, including two late-breaking posters. These presentations will feature preclinical data for cariprazine and rapastinel, an investigational treatment for MDD.

"At this year’s APA Annual Meeting, we are excited to share results from a range of studies that reinforce the wealth of data in our mental health portfolio, including across schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder and MDD," said David Nicholson, Chief Research & Development Officer at Allergan. "Mental health has and continues to be a key priority for Allergan, particularly given the need for additional treatment options in this space. We look forward to presenting our data at the meeting and working to continue building up our portfolio – with the goal of ultimately providing more options to the patients that need it most."

• Potential Relationship Between Relapse and Plasma Drug Levels Following Discontinuation of Cariprazine Treatment in Patients With Schizophrenia (#P5-123). Presented by Christoph U. Correll ( 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET, Hall 3B, Third Level, Javits Center).

• Long-Term Effects of Cariprazine in Patients with Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: A Post Hoc Analysis of Two 48-Week, Open-Label Studies (#P6-151). Presented by Joseph McEvoy ( 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Hall 3B, Third Level, Javits Center).

Four poster presentations at APA will highlight research in MDD, including new data for rapastinel, Allergan’s investigational antidepressant, and data evaluating the investigational use of onabotulinumtoxinA as an antidepressant. The titles of the poster presentations are as follows:

Cerebrovascular Adverse Reactions, Including Stroke: In clinical trials with antipsychotic drugs, elderly subjects with dementia had a higher incidence of cerebrovascular adverse reactions, including fatalities vs placebo. VRAYLAR is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): NMS, a potentially fatal symptom complex, has been reported with antipsychotic drugs. NMS may cause hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, delirium, and autonomic instability. Additional signs may include elevated creatine phosphokinase, myoglobinuria (rhabdomyolysis), and acute renal failure. Manage with immediate discontinuation, intensive symptomatic treatment, and monitoring.

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD): Risk of developing TD (a syndrome of potentially irreversible, involuntary, dyskinetic movements) and the likelihood it will become irreversible may increase with the duration of treatment and the cumulative dose. The syndrome can develop after a relatively brief treatment period, even at low doses, or after treatment discontinuation. If signs and symptoms of TD appear, drug discontinuation should be considered.

Late-Occurring Adverse Reactions: Adverse events may first appear several weeks after initiation of VRAYLAR, probably because plasma levels of cariprazine and its major metabolites accumulate over time. As a result, the incidence of adverse reactions in short-term trials may not reflect the rates after longer term exposures. Monitor for adverse reactions, including extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) or akathisia, and patient response for several weeks after starting VRAYLAR and after each dosage increase. Consider reducing the dose or discontinuing the drug.

• Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia, in some cases associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma, or death, has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics. Assess fasting glucose before or soon after initiation of treatment, and monitor periodically during long-term treatment.

Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis: Leukopenia/neutropenia have been reported with antipsychotics, including VRAYLAR. Agranulocytosis (including fatal cases) has been reported with other antipsychotics. Monitor complete blood count in patients with pre-existing low white blood cell count (WBC)/absolute neutrophil count or history of drug-induced leukopenia/neutropenia. Discontinue VRAYLAR at the first sign of a clinically significant decline in WBC and in severely neutropenic patients.

Orthostatic Hypotension and Syncope: Atypical antipsychotics cause orthostatic hypotension and syncope, with the greatest risk during initial titration and with dose increases. Monitor orthostatic vital signs in patients predisposed to hypotension and in those with cardiovascular/cerebrovascular diseases.

Falls: VRAYLAR may cause somnolence, postural hypotension, motor and sensory instability, which may lead to falls and, consequently, fractures, or other injuries. For patients with diseases, conditions, or medications that could exacerbate these effects, complete fall risk assessments when initiating antipsychotics and recurrently for patients on long-term therapy.

• Bipolar mania: The incidences within the recommended dose range (VRAYLAR 3 – 6 mg/day vs placebo) were: EPS (26% vs 12%), akathisia (20% vs 5%), dyspepsia (7% vs 4%), vomiting (10% vs 4%), somnolence (7% vs 4%), and restlessness (7% vs 2%)

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