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Table 3 Type of first generation antipsychotic medications prescribed to treat schizophrenia at Amanuel Specialized Mental Hospital

From: Prevalence and management practice of first generation antipsychotics induced side effects among schizophrenic patients at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, central Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Variable category Frequency(%)
Types of antipsychotics Chlorpromazine 114 (38.0)
Fluphenazine decanoate 32 (10.7)
Haloperidol 53 (17.7)
Thioridazine 4 (1.3)
Trifluoperazine 4 (1.3)
Chlorpromazine + Fluphenazine decanoate 55 (18.3)
Haloperidol + Fluphenazine decanoate 15 (5.0)
Chlorpromazine + haloperidol 23 (7.7)
Number of antipsychotics Monotherapy 208 (69.3)
Combination therapy (≥2 antipsychotics) 92 (30.7)
Chlorpromazine equivalent daily dose of antipsychotics in mg < 300 (sub-therapeutic) 169 (56.3)
300–600 (therapeutic) 114 (38.0)
600–1000 (supra-therapeutic) 17 (5.7)
Response to antipsychotics Adequate response (remission of illness) 265 (88.3)
Poor response with recurrent illness 35 (35.0)