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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 climbed.
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 drugs.
The incidence of cases of TD has been estimated at 5% per year on antipsychotic therapy with conventional antipsychotic medications.
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 medications.
After 2003, the rates of conventional antipsychotic use among outpatients with dementia were less than 2%.
In a study published in the January 2002 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Risperdal was found to be significantly more effective in reducing the risk of relapse than haloperidol, a conventional antipsychotic long considered the "gold standard" in treatment of psychosis.
Rather than emphasizing that the conventional antipsychotic perphenazine (brand name: Trilafon) showed results comparable with those of four newer antipsychotics in CATIE, professionals should be concerned that 74% of patients who received at least one dose of one of the studied drugs discontinued treatment prematurely, says the chairman of the University of Maryland School of Medicine's psychiatry department.
In a study published in a January issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Risperdal was found to be significantly more effective in reducing the risk of relapse than haloperidol, a conventional antipsychotic long considered the "gold standard" in treatment of psychosis.
For conventional antipsychotics, the major decline in use came in the 1990s with the introduction of atypical antipsychotics; after 2003, rates of conventional antipsychotic use among outpatients with dementia were less than 2%.
In two studies in agitated patients with schizophrenia, ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) Injection and Haldol(R) (haloperidol) intramuscular, a common conventional antipsychotic frequently used for acutely agitated patients, were compared to placebo.
There rate of sudden cardiac death was twice as high among current users of conventional antipsychotic drugs as it was among nonusers (incidence-rate ratio, 1.
For some patients with hard to treat schizophrenia, it may make sense to augment an atypical antipsychotic with a conventional antipsychotic.
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