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Antipsychotic depot injections 

Antipsychotic depot injections
Antipsychotic depot injections

Basant K. Puri

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date: 08 December 2021


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Long-acting antipsychotic depot injections may be administered to adults by deep intramuscular injection. They should not be given to children.

This form of administration leads to excellent compliance with the medication, as there is slow and sustained absorption of the antipsychotic drug from the depot. Disadvantages of using depot injections include: ...

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