Acta Neuropsychiatr 2009 Jun;21(3):125-32
6 AstraZeneca Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.
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Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 2008 ;12(4):261-7
Universitair Centrum St Jozef, Kortenberg, Belgium.
Objective. Rapid dose escalation of quetiapine could offer prompt and effective therapy to patients requiring hospitalization for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. This study evaluated the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a rapid dose escalation of quetiapine to 800 mg/day over 4 days in patients with severe psychotic symptoms diagnosed as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Read More
Clin Ther 2011 Nov 4;33(11):1643-58. Epub 2011 Nov 4.
University of Florida and Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC, Maitland, Florida.
Background: Bipolar disorder, a highly recurrent and chronic condition, often necessitates periods of hospitalization and requires lifelong treatment with medication. It is characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. Given the severity of mania, physicians must be able to control symptoms rapidly. Read More
Curr Med Res Opin 2005 Jun;21(6):923-34
Hospital Clinic, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Spain.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of quetiapine monotherapy for mania in bipolar disorder by an a priori defined combined analysis of data from two placebo-controlled studies.
Method: The intent-to-treat (ITT) populations from two studies of patients with DSM-IV bipolar I disorder, manic episode, randomised to 12 weeks of double-blind treatment with quetiapine (up to 800 mg/day) or placebo were combined. The primary efficacy endpoint was change in Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) score from baseline to Day 21. Read More
Hum Psychopharmacol 2006 Jul;21(5):313-8
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In this open-label pilot study, 20 adult patients hospitalized for acute bipolar mania received oral quetiapine as a single evening dose of 200 mg on day 1, increased by 200 mg/day on days 2, 3, and 4 until 800 mg/day taken in 2 divided doses on day 4. From day 5 onward, patients received a flexible total dose of 400-800 mg/day until completion of 3 weeks of treatment. Safety and tolerability were assessed by adverse-event (AE)-related dropouts in week 1, incidence of AEs including EPS, changes in electrocardiogram, and vital signs. Read More