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Table 7 Benzodiazepines versus typical antipsychotics – 7 trials, 206 participants

From: TREC-Rio trial: a randomised controlled trial for rapid tranquillisation for agitated patients in emergency psychiatric rooms [ISRCTN44153243]

Main outcomes Benz. Control RR (95% CI)
Not improved by 90 minutes 20/72 32/75 0.64 (0.4–0.98)
Needing another injection 24/31 31/35 0.66 (0.42–1.02)
Mental state: asleep – by 3 hours 31/74 21/74 1.6 (0.99–2.5)
Leaving the study early 14/101 16/105 0.87 (0.5–1.5)
Adverse effects: needing antiparkinsonian medication 4/31 9/35 0.50 (0.2–1.5)