Levomepromazine for schizophrenia.
Parthipan Sivaraman, Ranganath D Rattehalli, Mahesh B Jayaram
Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: Levomepromazine is an 'older' typical antipsychotic medication licensed for use in schizophrenia but sparingly prescribed in the United Kingdom. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effects and safety of levomepromazine compared with placebo or antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia and schizophreniform psychoses. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Register (December 2008) which is based on regular searches of, amongst others, BIOSIS, CENTRAL CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO. References of all identified studies were inspected for further trials. We also contacted relevant pharmaceutical companies for additional information. SELECTION CRITER..View full abstract