Incidence and costs of polypharmacy: data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of risperidone and quetiapine in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

OBJECTIVE The use of adjunctive psychotropics and the costs of polypharmacy in patients randomized to receive risperidone or quetiapine were compared in a placebo-controlled double-blind study conducted in India, Romania, and the United States. METHODS The efficacy and safety of risperidone, quetiapine, and placebo were compared in a 14-day monotherapy… (More)