Demographic and clinical correlates of sexual dysfunction among Nigerian male outpatients on conventional antipsychotic
After the Food and Drug Administration issued its 2005 black box warning about the increased mortality risk of atypical antipsychotics in elderly patients with dementia, prescription of those drugs for the treatment of agitation and other behavioral symptoms in dementia outpatients dropped off, while the use of conventional antipsychotics
Patients with previously diagnosed diabetes mellitus and/or hyperlipidaemia should be given conventional antipsychotic
agents or atypical agents such as aripiprazole, which have no or few effects on glucose-insulin homeostasis and lipid metabolism.
Nursing home patients may have been particularly sensitive to the side effects associated with conventional antipsychotic
medications, thus increasing the demand for alternative medications disproportionately in the frail elderly.
The newer "atypical" antipsychotic drugs have been reported to have a more favorable side effect profile than conventional antipsychotic
Atypical and conventional antipsychotic
drugs in treatment-naive first-episode schizophrenia: a 52-week randomized trial of clozapine vs chlorpromazine.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the response of psychogenic vomiting with conventional antipsychotic
If outbursts remain a symptom, consider adding an atypical or conventional antipsychotic
or a mood stabilizer, she said.
During a 180-day period, the risk of death for all causes among conventional antipsychotic
users was similar to and possibly greater than the risk for atypical antipsychotic users.
The incidence of cases of TD has been estimated at 5% per year on antipsychotic therapy with conventional antipsychotic
drug therapies have been considered the treatment standard since their introduction in the 1950s.
Of the two million Americans who suffer from schizophrenia, approximately 20% are termed treatment-refractory because they derive little or no benefit from conventional antipsychotic
Comparative efficacy and safety of atypical and conventional antipsychotic
drugs in first-episode psychosis: a randomized, double-blind trial of olanzapine versus haloperidol.
Studies of adult and elderly subjects have shown a greater incidence of tardive dyskinesia among patients who were administered conventional antipsychotic
drugs than those given atypical antipsychotic drugs.
After 2003, the rates of conventional antipsychotic
use among outpatients with dementia were less than 2%.