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Table 2 Medications on admission to, and discharge from, the National Psychosis Service

From: Skating on thin ice: pragmatic prescribing for medication refractory schizophrenia

Drug Admission Discharge
Frequency Median dose IQR Frequency Median dose IQR
Clozapine 47 450 218.8 90 412.5 275
Sodium valproate 28 1200 925 37 1325 1000
Amisulpride 20 600 600 33 400 325
Olanzapine 36 20 2.5 25 20 10
Lithium 11 800 0 21 800 200
Quetiapine 15 550 325 21 600 237.5
Lamotrigine 10 200 25 18 200 50
Risperidone consta 8 2.7 0.5 7 2.7 0.9
Zuclopenthixol 14 28.6 14.3 6 17.9 28.6
Risperidone 11 4 2 5 4 2
Carbamazepine 11 400 350 4 400 200
Droperidol 2 90 120 3 40 0
Sulpiride 7 800 800 3 800 1200
Haloperidol 8 10 0 3 10 3.8
Melperone 1 250 0 3 500 75
Flupenthixol 6 4.4 2.9 2 4.5 3
Chlorpromazine 6 175 200 2 800 0
Valproic acid 4 750 250 1 1500 0
Perphenazine 0 0 0 1 24 0
Pipotiazine 5 6 4.7 1 5.3 0
Aripiprazole 3 30 0 0 0 0
Fluphenazine 2 1.8 0 0 0 0
Trifluoperazine 1 20 0 0 0 0