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Therapie. 2005 Nov-Dec;60(6):567-72.

[Prescribing practices of second generation antipsychotics in hospital units].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service Pharmacie, CHS de La Chartreuse, Dijon, France. mathieu.boulin@ch-beaune.fr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Few studies described the actual prescribing practices of second-generation antipsychotics and their adherence to the guidelines.

METHODS:

Our study included 90 patients among whom was prescribed a second-generation antipsychotic in our hospital between May 3rd and June 27th 2004.

RESULTS:

The proportion of each prescribed drug was: olanzapine, 57%; risperidone, 28%; amisulpride, 13%; and clozapine, 2%. Schizophrenia and other psychoses represented 75% of the treatment indications. Achievement of the pretherapeutic exams ranged from 23% for serum lipids to 96% for blood pressure. The initial dose was that recommended in 73% of the patients.

CONCLUSION:

The significant part of the prescription of olanzapine is shown in 2004 in our hospital. Guidelines appear respected except for some pretherapeutic exams.

PMID:
16555494
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