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Effect of anticonvulsants on plasma haloperidol and thioridazine levels.
Patients who had therapeutic plasma levels of phenobarbital and/or diphenylhydantoin had significantly lower plasma levels of haloperidol and mesoridazine, the active metabolite of thioridazine, thanExpand
Efficacy and side effects of nitrazepam and thioridazine as sleeping aids in psychogeriatric in-patients.
Thioridazine is a suitable sleeping aid for psychogeriatric patients, but that nitrazepam should be avoided, because it significantly impaired patients' abilities to move and to conduct everyday activities. Expand
Tolerance and serum levels of haloperidol during parenteral and oral haloperidol treatment in geriatric patients
Haloperidol decanoate was shown to be therapeutically effective and it can be administered safely to geriatric patients. Expand
Low doses of brotizolam and nitrazepam as hypnotics in the elderly.
0.125 mg brotizolam and 2.5 mg nitrazepam proved to be equipotent in promoting and maintaining sleep in 29 elderly patients used to long-term hypnotics and they were excellently tolerated. Expand
Psychosis-like absence status of elderly patients: successful treatment with sodium valproate.
Once the correct diagnosis was made, the patients were successfully treated with sodium valproate and differential diagnosis between absence status and psychotic syndromes is emphasised. Expand
Diazepam, promethazine and propiomazine as hypnotics in elderly inpatients.
All active drugs were found effective in the mentally normal elderly, but in the psychogeriatric group of 20 patients, only propiomazine very significantly reduced the number of nocturnal awakenings and only diazepam almost significantly shortened the initial sleep latency, although duration of sleep was prolonged in both groups. Expand
Flunitrazepam and nitrazepam as hypnotics in psychogeriatric inpatients.
Although both benzodiazepines proved to be effective in inducing and maintaining sleep, insomnia resulted when each was withdrawn. Expand
Sodium valproate and tardive dyskinesia.
  • M. Linnoila, M. Viukari
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1 February 1979
Attitudes of health care professionals towards care of the elderly
The effect of a short psychogeriatrics training course for primary health care physicians, nurses and social workers on their attitudes towards care of the elderly was explored using the SnapeExpand
Effect of sodium valproate on tardive dyskinesia.
The effect of sodium valproate, a drug which has been demonstrated to increase gamma-aminobutyric acid levels in the CNS, on tardive dyskinesia and psychiatric symptoms was investigated in aExpand