Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and lethal catatonia are potentially life-threatening diseases with similar clinical features, including fever, akinesia and rigidity. Differential diagnosis is difficult but possible by exact clinical observation and a detailed history of the 2 weeks prior to the onset of illness.
A double-blind multicentre study comparing the efficacy and safety of remoxipride in relation to haloperidol was conducted in 160 inpatients with schizophrenic illness diagnosed according to DSM-III. The study period was 4 weeks. The mean daily dose of remoxipride (whether given twice or three times daily) during the last week of treatment was 395 mg; the… (More)
Zotepine is a new tricyclic neuroleptic with a pharmacological profile comparable to substances such as thioridazine and chlorpromazine. Ten patients fulfilling DSM-III criteria of paranoid schizophrenia were included in an open pilot study at the Department of Psychiatry in Innsbruck. Neuroleptic efficacy, optimal dose, side effects, and the influence on… (More)
Zotepine is a new tricyclic neuroleptic with a pharmacological profile comparable to substances like Thioridazine and Chlorpromazine. In an open pilot study, 10 patients suffering from negative symptoms in the course of chronic schizophrenia were treated with Zotepine. The efficacy of Zotepine in this indication was evaluated by means of the BPRS and the… (More)
Zotepine is new tricyclic neuroleptic with a pharmacological profile comparable to substances such as thioridazine and chlorpromazine. Its chemical structure is related to clozapine and fluperlapine. Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) fulfilling DSM III criteria for residual schizophrenia participated in an open clinical trial that lasted 8 months. The… (More)