Switching antipsychotics effective maintenance strategy: review

Researchers have identified the best pathways to prevent relapse for patients with stable schizophrenia

Switching antipsychotics is as effective as continuing the original treatment for preventing relapse during maintenance therapy in patients with schizophrenia, a potentially practice-changing analysis shows.

Clinical guidelines should be updated to recommend either maintenance strategy over antipsychotic dose reduction or treatment discontinuation when patients are clinically stable, according to international researchers.

In a systematic review and meta