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There has been evidence that ziprasidone is efficacious in decreasing the magnitude of both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and also effective in the treatment of depressive symptoms. It shows good tolerance with low incidence of extrapyramidal side effects and does not significantly influence body weight. As it has been shown that ziprasidone is efficacious and safe in patients who have been pretreated with other antipsychotic that has to be withdrawn either due to the side effects or not satisfied efficacy. The purpose of the study was to provide further evidence for the efficacy and safety of patients with schizophrenia and allow for psychiatrists in Hungary to gain experience with the drug before wide commercial availability.
Study was terminated due to difficulty in enrolling the targeted number of patients on March 1, 2005, last subject last visit date was Feb.16, 2005. There were no safety concerns involved in the decision to terminate the trial.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:48:44-0400
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A chronic form of schizophrenia characterized primarily by the presence of persecutory or grandiose delusions, often associated with hallucination.
A type of schizophrenia characterized by abnormality of motor behavior which may involve particular forms of stupor, rigidity, excitement or inappropriate posture.
An obsolete concept, historically used for childhood mental disorders thought to be a form of schizophrenia.
A type of schizophrenia characterized by frequent incoherence; marked loosening of associations, or grossly disorganized behavior and flat or grossly inappropriate affect that does not meet the criteria for the catatonic type; associated features include extreme social withdrawal, grimacing, mannerisms, mirror gazing, inappropriate giggling, and other odd behavior. (Dorland, 27th ed)
An antipsychotic agent used in schizophrenia.
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