How effective is quetiapine in the treatment of schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In a recent Cochrane review, authors studied quetiapine compared with other antipsychotics. [97] Quetiapine seemed slightly less effective, but overall to have a slightly lower burden of adverse effects. Sixty percent of the patients started on quetiapine stopped taking it within a few weeks. The authors also noted that the clinical meaning of these many findings, many of them quite modest, remains unclear.


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