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Schizophr Res. 2010 Aug;121(1-3):207-12. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2010.06.002. Epub 2010 Jun 26.

Possible effects of some antipsychotic drugs on C-reactive protein in a drug-naïve psychotic sample.

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Department of Biostatistics, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, United States.


Antipsychotic effects on C-reactive protein (CRP) have received little attention. This randomized open-label study investigated the possible effects of antipsychotics on CRP levels after 3 and 12 months of treatment in a Spanish drug-naïve sample taking haloperidol (N=36 after 3 months), olanzapine (N=36 after 3 months) or risperidone (N=39 after 3 months). After 3 months and adjusting for differences in baseline CRP levels, baseline smoking and high baseline triglyceride levels, patients on haloperidol treatment had CRP levels that were 92.7% higher than those of patients on risperidone treatment (p=0.009). After 12 months, only smoking was associated with increased CRP levels. Future studies need to verify that different antipsychotics may have differential effects on CRP levels, particularly after 3 months of treatment.

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