Prediction of response to risperidone treatment with respect to plasma concentrations of risperidone, catecholamine metabolites, and polymorphism of cytochrome P450 2D6

ArticleinInternational Clinical Psychopharmacology 20(2):71-8 · April 2005with18 Reads
DOI: 10.1097/00004850-200503000-00002 · Source: PubMed
In the present study, we examined the relationships between plasma concentrations of risperidone and clinical responses, extrapyramidal symptoms, plasma levels of cotinine and caffeine, or cytochrome (cyp)2D6 genotypes. In addition, we also investigated the relationships between plasma levels of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) or homovanillic (HVA) acid and clinical responses to risperidone. One hundred and 36 patients (male/female: 58/78, age 37+/-13 years) who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder and brief psychotic disorder, and who were being treated with risperidone alone, were evaluated regarding their clinical improvement and extrapyramidal symptoms using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and Simpson and Angus (SAS), respectively, and plasma levels of cotinine, caffeine, MHPG and HVA were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography. The cyp2D6*5 and *10 alleles were identified using the polymerase chain reaction. There was a positive correlation between plasma levels of risperidone plus 9-hydroxyrisperidone (active moiety) and SAS scores, but not the PANSS. Pretreatment HVA levels in responders were higher than those in nonresponders. In addition, there was a negative correlation between changes in HVA levels and improvement in PANSS scores. There was no association between plasma levels of risperidone and plasma levels of cotinine or caffeine. Furthermore, there were no differences in the risperidone/9-hydroxyrisperidone ratio, clinical improvements and extrapyramidal symptoms among cyp2D6 genotypes. These results indicate that pretreatment HVA levels and plasma concentrations of active moiety might play a part in predicting the clinical response and occurrence of extrapyramidal symptoms, respectively, when treating patients with risperidone.
    • "Plasma homovanillic acid (HVA) was shown to reflect central or brain dopamine activity based on studies in animals and humans[7][8][9]. Several studies of schizophrenia have noted that the behavioral response to antipsychotic drugs, such as a decrease in psychosis, parallels a decrease in plasma HVA levels in schizophrenic patients over time[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]. Atypical antipsychotics increase the plasma 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) levels and are associated with negative symptoms and cognitive functions[19,21,22]. "
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