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MHRA Drug Safety Update Risperidone & paliperidone:risk of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in patients undergoing cataract surgery

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued a Drug Safety Update to alert medical professionals to cases of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during cataract surgery  reported in patients taking the atypical antipsychotics risperidone or paliperidone. IFIS may increase the risk of eye complications during and after cataract surgery Risperidone & paliperidone:risk of