Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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New Drugs & Indications for 2012: The Year in Review

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A handy source of up-to-date information on current medications for psychiatric illnesses

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A handy source of up-to-date information on current medications for psychiatric illnesses

Table

Generic (Brand) NameNew FDA-Approved Indication
JANUARY
NEW DRUG! Exenatide (Bydureon®) extended-release injectable suspensionAdjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes
NEW DRUG! Linagliptin and metformin HCl (Jentadueto®) tabletsAdjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
FEBRUARY
NEW DRUG! Sitagliptin and metformin HCl (Janumet XR®) extended-release tabletsAdjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse®) capsulesMaintenance treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults
JUNE
NEW DRUG! Lorcaserin (Belviq®, formerly Lorqess®) tabletsChronic weight management in adults who are obese or overweight who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol
JULY
NEW DRUG! Phentermine and topiramate (Qsymia®, formerly Qnexa®) extended-release capsulesAdjunct treatment to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults
AUGUST
Linagliptin (Tradjenta®) tabletsAdd-on therapy to insulin in adults with type 2 diabetes
Tapentadol (Nucynta ER®) extended-release tabletsManagement of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time
SEPTEMBER
NEW DRUG! Methylphenidate (Quillivant XR®) extended-release oral suspensionTreatment of ADHD
OCTOBER
NEW DRUG! Perampanel (Fycompa®) tabletsTreatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy age 12 and older
DECEMBER
NEW DRUG! Loxapine (Adasuve®) Inhalation Powder 10 mgAcute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults

10.3928/02793695-20121211-01

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