Second-Generation Antipsychotics Associated With Increased Pneumonia

In a study of 33,024 Taiwanese inpatients, researchers found there was a 3.18 times higher, dose-dependent risk of pneumonia associated with clozapine. Quetiapine, olanzapine, zotepine and risperidone were also associated with increased risk, but without a dose-dependent relationship.
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