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December 6, 1976

Adverse Reactions in Treatment With Lithium Carbonate and Haloperidol

Author Affiliations

From the Psychiatric Hospitals, Glostrup (Dr Baastrup) and Aarhus (Drs Hollnagel, Sørensen, and Schou), Denmark. Dr Sørensen is now at the Psychiatric Hospital in Augustenborg.

JAMA. 1976;236(23):2645-2646. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270240041024

Hospital records of 425 patients who had been treated simultaneously with lithium carbonate and haloperidol were examined. Adverse reactions in these patients were the same as in patients given lithium alone or haloperidol alone. None of the patients developed a syndrome resembling that described by others in patients treated with a lithium and haloperidol combination.

(JAMA 236:2645-2646, 1976)