Schizophr Res 2016 10 4;176(2-3):220-230. Epub 2016 Aug 4.
The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Psychiatry Research, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, Glen Oaks, NY, USA; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY, USA; The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA. Electronic address:
Objective: We aimed to assess whether long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs), which are initiated in a loading strategy or overlapping with oral antipsychotics (OAPs) and which cannot be stopped immediately, are associated with greater safety/tolerability issues than OAPs.
Method: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LAIs and OAPs, including only LAI-OAP pairs of the same OAP (allowing oral risperidone and paliperidone as comparators for either risperidone or paliperidone LAI). Primary outcome was treatment discontinuation due to adverse events. Read More