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|Title:||Plasma prolactin and fluphenazine concentrations in patients receiving fluphenazine decanoate: stability over injection intervals.|
|Authors:||Norman, Trevor R;Marriott, P F;Kimber, N M;Burrows, Graham D|
|Affiliation:||Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||International Clinical Psychopharmacology; 2(4): 299-305|
|Abstract:||Plasma prolactin and fluphenazine concentrations were measured in a group of 17 patients (9 males, 8 females) with schizophrenia who were receiving chronic treatment with fluphenazine decanoate. Neither measure was significantly correlated with clinical effect, as measured by the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, at any of the 5 pre-injection times examined. None of the measures showed statistically significant (P greater than 0.05; MANOVA) variations with time. Neither measure showed a significant correlation with the dose (expressed as mg/kg) of fluphenazine. The implications of the study for monitoring chronic treatment of schizophrenia are discussed.|
|Internal ID Number:||3693869|
Fluphenazine.analogs & derivatives.blood.therapeutic use
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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