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Antipsychotic depot injections 

Antipsychotic depot injections
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Antipsychotic depot injections
Author(s):

Basant K. Puri

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199670444.003.0004
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date: 21 January 2020

Administration

Dosage guidelines

Equivalent doses

Choice

Flupentixol decanoate

Fluphenazine decanoate

Haloperidol decanoate

Olanzapine embonate

Paliperidone

Pipotiazine palmitate

Risperidone

Zuclopenthixol decanoate

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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