Risk of Extrapyramidal Syndrome in Schizophrenic Patients Treated with Antipsychotics: A Population‐based Study

  title={Risk of Extrapyramidal Syndrome in Schizophrenic Patients Treated with Antipsychotics: A Population‐based Study},
  author={S. Yang and Y-H Kao Yang and M. Chong and Y. Yang and W-H Chang and C-S Lai},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  • S. Yang, Y-H Kao Yang, +3 authors C-S Lai
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • To compare the prevalence of extrapyramidal syndrome (EPS) between the first‐generation antipsychotics (FGAs) and second‐generation antipsychotics (SGAs), the co‐prescribing rate of anti‐Parkinson drugs (APDs) of each antipsychotic drug was analyzed using population database. Fourteen antipsychotics had been prescribed during the 5‐year study period. Among the SGAs, quetiapine had the lowest crude co‐prescribing rate of APDs (27.09%), whereas risperidone had the highest rate (66.50%). Among the… CONTINUE READING
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