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Controlled trial of Penfluridol in Acute Psychosis

Br Med J 1971; 4 doi: (Published 18 December 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:710
  1. H. M. van Praag,
  2. T. Schut,
  3. L. Dols,
  4. R. van Schilfgaarden


    A controlled study was made of penfluridol medication consisting of a single weekly oral dose of 30 mg in 30 patients with acute psychoses of varying type and origin. This medication was found to be effective. No significant side effects occurred.

    Several long-acting neuroleptics for injection are now available. The development of an oral compound of this type is an asset because of the manageability of the oral drug in the hands of family doctors and social psychiatrists.