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Cigarette Smoking Remains a Burning Issue in Risperidone Use for Patients with Psychosis

Weng-Kin Tam, Winston W. Shen

Tobacco smoking is well-known to be associated with multidrug interactions secondary to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and other tar-like compounds [1]. In fact, it causes many issues in dealing with smoking patients with psychosis. Here we would like to demonstrate two patients with risperidone use, both of them had worsen psychotic symptoms. Then, we would like in this editorial to discuss possible metabolic pathways in psychotic patients.
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