Paroxetine combined with olanzapine in the treatment of schizophrenia

Treatment of schizophrenia

  • Ning Wang Binzhou People’s Hospital
  • Na Zheng
  • Mei Dong
  • Jin He
Keywords: Depression, Olanzapine, Paroxetine, Schizophrenia

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of paroxetine combined with olanzapine in the treatment of senile schizophrenia with depression.

Methods: Eighty-four elderly schizophrenic patients with depression who were admitted to our hospital from August 2016 to February 2018 were selected as research subjects and randomly divided into observation group and control group using random number table, 42 cases in each group. The control group was treated with olanzapine orally, while the observation group was treated with olanzapine and paroxetine orally. The level of homocysteine (Hcy) in the two groups was analyzed before and after treatment. The efficacy was evaluated by the Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS) score and Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) score. The adverse reactions of the two groups were compared.

Results: After treatment, the level of serum Hcy in the observation group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P<0.05), and it was close to the normal level. There was no significant difference in PANSS score between the two groups before treatment (P>0.05). After treatment, the negative factor score and PANSS score in the observation group were significantly lower than those in the control group, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). The HAMD score of the two groups had no significant difference before treatment (P>0.05). After treatment, the HAMD score of the observation group was significantly lower than that of the control group (P<0.05). The difference of incidence of adverse reactions between the two groups had no statistical significance (P>0.05).

Conclusion: Paroxetine combined with olanzapine has a definite clinical effect in the treatment of senile schizophrenia with depression. It can effectively reduce the level of serum Hcy, relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia, and alleviate the depressive symptoms of patients, with high safety. It is worth promoting.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.846

How to cite this:
Wang N, Zheng N, Dong M, He J. Paroxetine combined with olanzapine in the treatment of schizophrenia. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(3):516-520. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.846

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Published
2020-03-04
Section
Original Articles