Mental health

Valproate

Patient Safety Alert: Valproate in mental health

This document includes information and cautions if  use is essential in pregnancy.

 

Clozapine

Patient Safety Alert: Clozapine

A reminder of the potentially fatal risk of intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction, and paralytic ileus as a result of constipation and reduced gastric motility.

 

Benzodiazepines and risk of suicide

Patient Safety Alert: Benzodiazepines and risk of suicide

A bulletin has been produced to highlight the potential risks of suicide associated with benzodiazepine prescribing and withdrawal.