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Some types of antipsychotic polypharmacy appear to be associated with fewer psychiatric rehospitalizations compared with monotherapy among adults with schizophrenia, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry. “Although the results do not indicate that all types of polypharmacy are…
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Sodium benzoate as an add-on therapy to clozapine is associated with symptom improvement in patients with clozapine-resistant schizophrenia, a recent study found. For their study, the researchers assessed 60 patients with schizophrenia that had been stabilized with clozapine. Patients were…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral clozapine and olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) emerged as the most effective treatments for preventing hospitalization among patients with chronic and first-episode schizophrenia in a large, long-term comparative effectiveness study,…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The long acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate improves adherence and decreases hospital visits in patients with schizophrenia, researchers from Canada report. "Long acting injectables should be initiated earlier in the disease…
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By Rosmi ShajiAlkermes PLC said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its extended-release injectable version of schizophrenia treatment Abilify (aripiprazole).Abilify, developed by Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and sold in the United States by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co…
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In order to address ongoing safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is altering requirements for receiving, prescribing, dispensing, and monitoring clozapine, a medication used to treat patients with schizophrenia.The medication can cause severe neutropenia.…
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A drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis and breast cancer in women improved the memory and provided cognitive benefit to middle-aged schizophrenics, according to recent research.The study compared the effects of raloxifene 120 mg and placebo given daily along with already prescribed…
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