Chlorpromazine equivalents versus defined daily doses: how to compare antipsychotic drug doses?

@article{Rijcken2003ChlorpromazineEV,
  title={Chlorpromazine equivalents versus defined daily doses: how to compare antipsychotic drug doses?},
  author={Claudia A W Rijcken and Taco B M Monster and Jacobus R. B. J. Brouwers and Lolkje de Jong-van den Berg},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={657-9}
}
Classic chlorpromazine (CPZ) equivalents can be used to chart relative antipsychotic potencies of antipsychotic drugs. Values of CPZ equivalents per drug are ambiguous in literature. In drug use evaluation studies, antipsychotic doses are frequently compared by use of the defined daily dose (DDD). The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug if used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is based on review of the available older and recent literature. In this report… CONTINUE READING

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