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Table 2 Prescribing preferences in non-secluded and secluded patients

From: Prescribing preferences in rapid tranquillisation: a survey in Belgian psychiatrists and emergency physicians

Drug Non-secluded patients Secluded patients
Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % frequency % Frequency %
Alprazolam 2 1.9    5 4.6 1 0.9 1 0.9 4 3.7
Alprazolam (LA)      1 0.9       
Amisulpiride            1 0.9
Aripiprazole 3 2.8 1 0.9 3 2.8 4 3.7    1 0.9
Bromazepam    1 0.9        1 0.9
Clonazepam      1 0.9      2 1.9
Clorazepaat 4 3.7 5 4.6 7 6.5 4 3.7 6 5.6 7 6.5
Clotiapine 21 19.4 8 7.4 14 13 23 21.3 13 12.0 11 10.2
Cloxazolam          1 0.9   
Diazepam 5 4.6 10 9.3 5 4.6 6 5.6 15 13.9 5 4.6
Droperidol 7 6.5 13 12 8 7.4 16 14.8 12 11.1 11 10.2
Escitalopram    1 0.9 1 0.9       
Haloperidol 7 6.5 3 2.8 10 9.3 4 3.7 7 6.5 13 12.0
Lamotrigine            1 0.9
Lorazepam 23 21.3 23 21.3 12 11.1 14 13 24 22.2 14 13
Midazolam 2 1.9 2 1.9 2 1.9 2 1.9 3 2.8 2 1.9
Olanzapine 24 22.2 19 17.6 12 11.1 23 21.3 12 11.1 8 7.4
Paliperidone      1 0.9      1 0.9
Pipamperone    3 2.8 1 0.9    2 1.9   
Prazepam      1 0.9      1 0.9
Promethazin    1 0.9      1 0.9 3 2.8
Quetiapine 5 4.6 12 11.1 5 4.6 3 2.8 6 5.6 3 2.8
Risperidone 2 1.9 2 1.9 3 2.8    1 0.9 2 1.9
Trazodone    1 0.9         
Sodium valproate 1 0.9    4 3.7 1 0.9    2 1.9
zuclopenthixol      3 2.8      4 3.7
zuclopenthixol (LA) 2 1.9 3 2.8 9 8.3 7 6.5 4 3.7 11 10.2
Total 108 100 108 100 108 100 108 100 108 100 108 100
  1. LA long acting.
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