The switch from oral to long-acting injectable antipsychotic agents
was associated with a striking reduction in overall health care resource use, including a decrease in the mean annual number of all-cause hospitalizations from 1.
Indianapolis, IN) is an atypical antipsychotic agent
effective for treatment of psychosis and behavioral conditions in the elderly.
Risperidone is associated with higher levels of prolactin elevation than other antipsychotic agents
The novel oral antipsychotic agent
cariprazine showed efficacy across the broad spectrum of schizophrenia manifestations--including negative symptoms--in a multicenter phase III clinical trial.
Four years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs did a survey and found 60% of prescribing of atypical antipsychotic agents
were off label--and 42% were for PTSD.
When we get people into treatment early, it's not enough just to give them antipsychotic agents
to stabilize their positive and negative symptoms; we also need to think about getting them as quickly as possible into some of these psychosocial interventions that are an important component of treatment," Dr.
While atypical antipsychotic agents
are less likely to do so, he said there have been reports of risperidone, quetiapine, and olanzapine worsening RLS.
I really urge you, if a patient doesn't respond to two or three very adequate courses of monotherapy with drugs chosen from among the other nine atypical antipsychotic agents
on the market - and that means 12 weeks at the highest tolerated dose - [to] go to clozapine and save the patient a lot of grief," said Dr.
It's the one antidepressant with some evidence of associated weight loss," the endocrinologist said, adding that weight gain exacerbated by antidepressants and antipsychotic agents
prescribed by psychiatrists who often don't have a scale in their office is an enormous problem.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): In clinical trial and postmarketing experience, events of leukopenia/neutropenia have been reported temporally related to antipsychotic agents
, including LATUDA.
The efficacy of atypical antipsychotic agents
generally does not exceed 15%-20%, and there has been concern about reports of increased rates of cerebrovascular events with certain atypicals, said Dr.
5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg are antipsychotic agents
used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Such recommendations are based upon the long-held hypothesis that antipsychotic agents
often have a delayed onset of action.
Several studies have shown that treatment with antidepressants, cholinesterase inhibitors, and atypical antipsychotic agents
can slow cognitive decline, maintain independent function, and reduce the burden on caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to Dr.
ACADIA presented data at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in November 2007 showing that pimavanserin increases the potency of a number of the most commonly used atypical antipsychotic agents
in animal models predictive of antipsychotic efficacy and reverses the adverse effects of these agents on cognitive function.