Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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New Drugs & Indications For 2013: 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! Sumatriptan (Zecuity®, formerly Zelrix®) transdermal patchAcute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults
NEW DRUG! Alogliptin (Nesina®) tabletsTreatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise
NEW DRUG! Alogliptin and pioglitazone (Oseni®, formerly Actos®) tabletsTreatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise
NEW DRUG! Alogliptin and metformin (Kazano®) tabletsTreatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise
MARCH
Aripiprazole (Abilify Maintena®) extended-release injectable suspensionMaintenance treatment of schizophrenia
NEW DRUG! Canagliflozin (Invokana®) tabletsTreatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise
JUNE
Rivastigmine (Exelon®) transdermal systemExpanded indication to include treatment of people with severe Alzheimer’s disease
JULY
Lurasidone (Latuda®) tabletsMonotherapy and adjunctive therapy with either lithium or valproate, both to treat adult patients with major depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression)
Buprenorphine and naloxone (Zubsolv®) sublingual tabletsMaintenance treatment of opioid dependence
Desvenlafaxine (Khedezla®) extended-release tabletsTreatment of major depressive disorder
NEW DRUG! Levomilnacipran (Fetzima®) extended-release capsulesTreatment of major depressive disorder
AUGUST
Topiramate (Trokendi XR®) extended-release capsulesInitial monotherapy in patients 10 and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures and adjunctive therapy in patients 6 and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
SEPTEMBER
NEW DRUG! Vortioxetine (Brintellix®) tabletsTreatment of major depressive disorder
OCTOBER
Diclofenac (Zorvolex®) capsulesTreatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults
Hydrocodone (Zohydro ER®) extended-release capsulesAround-the-clock management of moderate to severe chronic pain
NOVEMBER
NEW DRUG! Eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom®) tabletsAdjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 18 and older with epilepsy

10.3928/02793695-20131218-79

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