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Title: Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in the treatment of bipolar disorder: a systematic review.
Author: Fountoulakis, Konstantinos N.
Vieta i Pascual, Eduard, 1963-
Keywords: Trastorn bipolar
Utilització de medicaments
Manic-depressive illness
Antipsychotic drugs
Drug utilization
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2009
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Abstract BACKGROUND: The current article is a systematic review concerning the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in the treatment of bipolar disorder. METHODS: A systematic Medline and repositories search concerning the usefulness of aripiprazole in bipolar disorder was performed, with the combination of the words 'aripiprazole' and 'bipolar'. RESULTS: The search returned 184 articles and was last updated on 15 April 2009. An additional search included repositories of clinical trials and previous systematic reviews specifically in order to trace unpublished trials. There were seven placebo-controlled randomised controlled trials (RCTs), six with comparator studies and one with add-on studies. They assessed the usefulness of aripiprazole in acute mania, acute bipolar depression and during the maintenance phase in comparison to placebo, lithium or haloperidol. CONCLUSION: Aripiprazole appears effective for the treatment and prophylaxis against mania. The data on bipolar depression are so far negative, however there is a need for further study at lower dosages. The most frequent adverse effects are extrapyramidal signs and symptoms, especially akathisia, without any significant weight gain, hyperprolactinaemia or laboratory test changes.
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It is part of: Annals of General Psychiatry, 2009, vol. 8, num. 7, p. 1-16
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ISSN: 1744-859X
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