Efficacy and safety of risperidone oral solution in agitation associated with dementia in the elderly.

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BACKGROUND Behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) contribute to caregiver burden and institutionalization of elderly. Neuroleptics are prescribed to control agitation. Side effects of typical neuroleptics are harmful, making atypical neuroleptics an indication. OBJECTIVES To evaluate efficacy and tolerability of risperidone oral solution… (More)

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