Table 1

Recommended doses of selected first-generation and second-generation antipsychotic drugs for the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders based on an international consensus survey13

DrugRecommended starting dose (in mg/day)Recommended target dose (in mg/day)Recommended maximum dose (in mg/day)
First-generation antipsychotic drugs
Second-generation antipsychotic drugs
  • Some groups of patients require normally lower doses for achieving response, for example patients with first-episode schizophrenia as well as older patients.