Fluctuating plasma levels of the active moiety of risperidone is related to occurrence of extrapyramidal symptoms.

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Fluctuating plasma levels of the active moiety of risperidone is related to occurrence of extrapyramidal symptoms.

Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2009;13(1):21-4

Authors: Yoshimura R, Ueda N, Ikenouch-Sugita A, Umene-Nakano W, Hori H, Kakihara S, Nakamura J

Abstract
In the present study, we compared the plasma levels of the active moiety (i.e. risperidone plus 9-hydroxyrisperidone) in a steady state in 54 Japanese schizophrenic patients with or without emerging extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS and non-EPS groups, respectively) who were treated with 4 mg/day risperidone. No differences were observed in the plasma levels of the active moiety at 4 and 8 weeks after risperiodne administration in both groups. However, the EPS group patients showed a greater number of fluctuations/larger fluctuations in the plasma active moiety levels than those in the non-EPS group. These results suggest that a stable plasma active moiety level maybe important for preventing EPSs during treatment with risperidone.

PMID: 24946118 [PubMed - in process]

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