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7 - Haloperidol and Haloperidol Decanoate

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2021

Jonathan M. Meyer
Affiliation:
University of California, San Diego
Stephen M. Stahl
Affiliation:
University of California, Riverside and San Diego
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Haloperidol is among the most extensively studied of all antipsychotics. By 1996, 18 fixed-dose haloperidol trials were in the literature [7, 8], and a 1998 paper noted that 50 studies had been published on haloperidol plasma levels, though many had significant methodological limitations [9]. This clinical database has been supplemented by numerous single photon (SPECT) and, later, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging studies of dopamine D2 receptor occupancy, starting in 1988 [10–12, 1].

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The Clinical Use of Antipsychotic Plasma Levels
Stahl's Handbooks
, pp. 157 - 173
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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