The effectiveness and safety of amisulpride in Chinese patients with schizophrenia: An 8-week, prospective, open-label, multicenter, single-arm study

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Abstract

Introduction:

This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of amisulpride in Chinese schizophrenia patients.

Methods:

A multicenter, single-arm Phase IV study (NCT01795183). Chinese patients with schizophrenia received amisulpride for 8 weeks. The primary endpoint was ≥50% decrease in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale total score from Baseline to Week 8.

Results:

A total of 316 patients were enrolled; 295 were included in the effectiveness analysis; 66.8% (197/295) achieved ≥50% decrease in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale total score from Baseline to Week 8. Nine patients discontinued treatment because of adverse events.

Discussion:

Amisulpride had clinical effectiveness and was relatively well tolerated in Chinese patients with schizophrenia.

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