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Table 2 Dose and schedule of drug administration

From: Long-acting olanzapine versus long-acting risperidone for schizophrenia in Spain – a cost-effectiveness comparison

Treatment Dose and frequency of administration
Olanzapine long-acting injection (OLAI) Starting dose: 405 mg every 4 weeks (cost per day of treatment = €10.69).
Maintenance dose 300 mg every 4 weeks (cost per day of treatment = €8.32).
Risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI) 37.5 mg every 14 days. Cost per day of treatment = €8.91
For the first 21 days, patients received additional generic oral risperidone at an average dose of 2.0 mg/day at a cost of €0.103/mg
  1. Cost derived from Colleges of Pharmacists Spanish Council. [Official Medicines Catalog]. 2010; Accessed April, 2011. Drug costs expressed in ex-factory price +4% VAT.