Therapeutic drug monitoring: chemical-clinical correlations of atypical antipsychotic drugs.

@article{Raggi2002TherapeuticDM,
  title={Therapeutic drug monitoring: chemical-clinical correlations of atypical antipsychotic drugs.},
  author={Maria Augusta Raggi},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 14},
  pages={
          1397-49
        }
}
In the last few years, new drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia have been introduced in therapy which have noticeably improved the quality of life of many schizophrenic patients. These new "atypical" drugs have chemical, pharmacological and clinical properties which are different from those of the classical neuroleptics. The most used drugs among the "atypical" antipsychotics are clozapine, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone. Despite several differences in their pharmacokinetic and… CONTINUE READING

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