Model Answers publishes novel approach to optimise antipsychotic management using population pharmacokinetic models and point-of-care testing.

Abstract

Schizophrenia is a common disease, characterized by progressive functional decline exacerbated by psychotic relapses that often result from a lack of full adherence to antipsychotic (APS) medication. Although atypical APS medications do not have clear therapeutic windows, as generally required for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), measuring APS plasma levels in the context of a population expected range at the point-of-care (POC) may provide valuable clinical insights for differentiating lack of efficacy from a lack of adherence to medication.

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