Open Journal of Psychiatry

Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2021)

ISSN Print: 2161-7325   ISSN Online: 2161-7333

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The Use of Atypical Neuroleptics in Drugs Management in Fann’s Psychiatry Department

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DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2021.111001    434 Downloads   840 Views  

ABSTRACT

Background and Objectives: Neuroleptics have revolutionized pharmacological management in psychiatry. The advent of atypical neuroleptics constitutes a major turning point in this therapeutic challenge. The objective of our study was to determine the prescription of these atypical neuroleptics in Fann’s psychiatry department. Methodology: It was a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study that involved 223 patients hospitalized in the psychiatry department of Fann Hospital during the period from January 2015 to December 2017. Results: Our study shows a majority prescription of classic neuroleptics in combination Haloperidol-Chlorpromazine 53% and 14% in monotherapy and a prescription of atypical neuroleptics at 4%. They are prescribed in combination with the classics at 4%. Conclusion: These results show a still low prescription of atypical neuroleptics which raises questions about the availability and affordability of such drugs, but also about prescription habits in the context of developing country.

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Ndongo, N. , Fall, L. , Sylla, A. , Cissé, S. and Thiam, M. (2021) The Use of Atypical Neuroleptics in Drugs Management in Fann’s Psychiatry Department. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 1-11. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2021.111001.

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