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Loxapine for schizophrenia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
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Title
Loxapine for schizophrenia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001943.pub2
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Authors

Abhijit Chakrabarti, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Pierre Chue, Mark Fenton, Vikram Palanisamy, Winson Wong, Jun Xia

Abstract

Some authors have suggested that loxapine is more effective than typical antipsychotics in reducing the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, that extrapyramidal adverse effects are not usually seen at clinically effective antipsychotic doses and that it should therefore be classed as atypical. To determine the effects of loxapine compared with placebo, typical and other atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia and related psychoses. For this 2007 update, we searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Register (January 2007). We included all randomised controlled clinical trials relevant to the care of schizophrenia that compared loxapine to other treatments. We independently inspected abstracts ordered papers, re-inspected and quality assessed these. For dichotomous data we calculated relative risks (RR) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) on an intention-to-treat basis based on a fixed effects model. We calculated numbers needed to treat/harm (NNT/NNH) where appropriate. For continuous data, we calculated weighted mean differences (WMD) again based on a fixed effects model. We were able to include 41 studies in this review. Compared with placebo, loxapine has an antipsychotic effect (Global effect - not improved at six weeks: n=78, 2 RCTs, RR 0.30 CI 0.1 to 0.6 NNT 3 CI 3 to 5). It is as effective as typical drugs in the short term (4 -12 weeks) (Global effect: n=580, 13 RCTs, RR 0.86 CI 0.7 to 1.1; mental state: n=915, 6 RCTs, RR 0.89 CI 0.8 to 1.1). Very limited heterogeneous data suggest that, given intramuscularly (IM), loxapine may be at least as sedating as IM haloperidol and thiothixene. Loxapine is also as effective as atypicals (risperidone, quetiapine) (n=468, 6 RCTs, RR mental state not improved 1.07 CI 0.8 to 1.5). Adverse effect profile is similar to typicals but loxapine may cause more extrapyramidal adverse effects when compared with atypicals (n=340, 4 RCTs, RR 2.18 CI 1.6 to 3.1). Loxapine is an antipsychotic which is not clearly distinct from typical or atypical drugs in terms of its effects on global or mental state. Loxapines profile of adverse effects is similar to that of the older generation of antipsychotic drugs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 134 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 15%
Researcher 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 29 21%
Unknown 28 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 34%
Psychology 24 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 6%
Neuroscience 4 3%
Other 17 12%
Unknown 29 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2019.
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#3,624,657
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#6,149
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#104
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