Intramuscular ziprasidone compared with intramuscular haloperidol in the treatment of acute psychosis. Ziprasidone I.M. Study Group.

@article{Brook2000IntramuscularZC,
  title={Intramuscular ziprasidone compared with intramuscular haloperidol in the treatment of acute psychosis. Ziprasidone I.M. Study Group.},
  author={Shlomo Brook and Jim V Lucey and K. P. Gunn},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={933-41}
}
BACKGROUND This 7-day, randomized, open-label, multicenter, international study compared the efficacy and tolerability of intramuscular (i.m.) ziprasidone with haloperidol i.m. and the transition from i.m. to oral treatment in hospitalized patients with acute psychotic agitation (related to DSM-III-R diagnoses). METHOD Patients received up to 3 days of flexible-dose ziprasidone i.m. (N = 90) or haloperidol i.m. (N = 42) followed by oral treatment to day 7. After an initial ziprasidone i.m… CONTINUE READING

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