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Table 3 The five most commonly used antipsychotic drugs for children and adolescents in cohorts from five countries, 2005/6 vs 2012

From: A multi-national comparison of antipsychotic drug use in children and adolescents, 2005–2012

Rank Denmark Germany Netherlands UK USA
  2005 % 2012 % 2005 % 2012 % 2005 % 2012 % 2005 % 2012 % 2006¶ % 2012 %
1 RIS 31.9 QUE 24.1 RIS 30.6 RIS 49.6 RIS 57.8 RIS 51.7 RIS 58.2 RIS 53.8 RIS 57.1 RIS 53.1
2 CHP 24.0 RIS 22.0 PIP 20.4 PIP 16.5 PIP 21.4 QUE 14.4 OLA 14.3 ARI 14.1 ARI 30.2 ARI 31.4
3 OLA 9.8 CHP 21.9 TIA 11.9 QUE 9.5 QUE 6.2 PIP 11.7 HAL 5.4 QUE 14.1 QUE 17.9 QUE 16.9
4 QUE 9.1 ARI 19.0 PMZ 6.7 TIA 6.0 OLA 4.9 ARI 11.0 CPZ 5.3 OLA 11.7 OLA 8.1 ZIP 5.5
5 ARI 4.2 OLA 7.0 OLA 5.8 ARI 4.5 PMZ 3.4 OLA 6.0 QUE 3.9 HAL 1.8 ZIP 4.7 OLA 4.3
  1. For the USA, only data from 2006 to 2012 were available
  2. ARI aripiprazole, CHP chlorprotixene, CPZ chlorpromazine, HAL haloperidol, OLA olanzapine, PIP pipamperone, PMZ promazine, QUE quetiapine, RIS risperidone, TIA tiapride, ZIP ziprasidone