Lurasidone a new atypical antipsychotic

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Lurasidone is a new atypical antipsychotic that is effective for short- and long-term treatment of patients with schizophrenia. It joins ziprasidone and aripiprazole as 'metabolically friendly' treatments but, unlike ziprasidone, has a low risk of causing QT prolongation. Possible side effects include akathisia and parkinsonism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-57
Number of pages2
JournalMedicine Today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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