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Table 6 Antipsychotic switching among patients receiving polypharmacy who discontinued (90 day gap in therapy) ≥1 index antipsychotics during one year follow-up

From: Antipsychotic patterns of use in patients with schizophrenia: polypharmacy versus monotherapy

  n (%)
Patients receiving polypharmacya who discontinued ≥1 index medications 745 (77.0)
Antipsychotic medication status after discontinuation  
  Monotherapy with 1 of the index medications 157 (21.1)
  Monotherapy with switch to a new antipsychotic 134 (18.0)
  New polypharmacy regimen including 1 of the index medications 66 (8.9)
  New polypharmacy regimen with all new antipsychotics 62 (8.3)
  Remained on no antipsychotics 326 (43.8)
  1. an = 968.