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Jonathan Dawes
This month has seen a public outcry against the use of atypical antipsychotic medication in the ‘treatment’ of dementia patients in care homes. BBC Radio 4 conducted a survey of 355 GPs and found that more than half would prescribe the drugs respiridone and olanzapine for dementia patients, contrary to clinical guidance clearly advising against this practice.
July 2008: British Journal of Community Nursing
J Remr
The author presents some comments of an open study on clinical evaluation of risperidone. Except for the diminuation of the manifest psychotic symptoms sedative and extrapyramidal side-effects appeared, which decreased during further medication, as well as the tachycardia. The exclusion of the restless patient at the very beginning of the study was the negative result of the wash-out interval. As a maintenance therapy 1-2 mg daily dose of respiridone was enough. Further follow-up is useful after one year medication to study the longterm effect of the therapy...
January 1993: Ceskoslovensk√° Psychiatrie
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