Antipsychotic Use and Risk of Hospitalization or Death Due to Pneumonia in Persons With and Those...

31 Aug 2016Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Marjaana Koponen, Antti Tanskanen, Piia Lavikainen, Reijo Sund, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Heidi Taipale.

Regardless of applied study design, treatment duration, or the choice of drug, the use of antipsychotic agents was associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. With observational data, we cannot fully rule out a shared causality between pneumonia and the use of antipsychotic agents, but the risk to benefit balance should be considered when antipsychotic agents are prescribed.

Cohort Study
2 effects
60584 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Antipsychotics Manufactured risk & protective factor
Antipsychotics
Manufactured

Pneumonia Respiratory outcome
Pneumonia
Respiratory

Strong Increase

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Antipsychotics Manufactured risk & protective factor
Antipsychotics
Manufactured

Pneumonia Respiratory outcome
Pneumonia
Respiratory

Strong Increase

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