Does minimizing neuroleptic dosage influence hyponatremia?

Carla M. Canuso, Morris B. Goldman*

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Abstract

Neuroleptic dosage was reduced by 10% every 2 weeks in five male hyponatremic polydipsic patients with schizophrenia. Mean dose fell from 1980 ± 1289 to 631 ± 135 chlorpromazine equivalents/day over a mean of 12.2 weeks until behavioral relapse occurred. During this time, serum sodium did not vary from baseline levels (132.9 ± 4.9 mEq/l), suggesting that minimizing neuroleptic dose does not alter the severity of hyponatremia in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume63
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 31 1996

Keywords

  • Polydipsia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Side effects
  • Water intoxication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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