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Table 4 Use of classes of psychotropic medications by residential care home residents with dementia

From: Sedative load of medications prescribed for older people with dementia in care homes

Drug Class Care home data at each time point   
  1 2 3 4 5 6   
  BL TP 2 TP 3 BL TP 2 TP 3 BL TP 2 TP 3 BL TP 2 TP 3 BL TP 2 TP 3 BL TP 2 TP 3   
Antipsychotics                     
Conventional [no.(%)] 2 (10.0) 4 (20.0) 5 (26.3) 0 0 0 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.8) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.7) 2 (8.0) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 0   
Atypical [no.(%)] 0 0 0 7 (41.2) 6 (35.3) 4 (25.0) 1 (7.1) 0 0 6 (27.3) 5 (22.7) 4 (19.0) 2 (6.7) 2 (7.4) 2 (8.0) 1 (8.3) 0 0   
Antidepressants                     
TCAs [no.(%)] 0 1 (5.0) 0 3 (17.7) 1 (5.9) 1 (6.3) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.6) 0 0 0 0 1 (4.0) 0 0 0   
SSRIs [no.(%)] 11 (55.0) 11 (55.0) 10 (52.6) 6 (35.3) 5 (29.4) 3 (18.8) 4 (28.6) 4 (28.6) 5 (35.7) 2 (9.1) 2 (9.1) 2 (9.5) 7 (23.3) 9 (33.3) 7 (28.0) 3 (25.0) 5 (41.7) 5 (50.0)   
Other antidepressants [no.(%)] 0 0 1 (5.3) 0 0 1 (6.3) 0 3 (21.4) 3 (21.4) 12 (54.6) 12 (54.6) 11 (52.4) 3 (10.0) 2 (7.4) 3 (12.0) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 1 (10.0)   
Hypnotics [no.(%)] 1 (5.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (5.3) 0 0 0 2 (14.3) 2 (14.3) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.8) 2 (6.7) 2 (7.4) 2 (8.0) 2 (16.7) 3 (25.0) 2 (20.0)   
Anxiolytics [no.(%)] 0 0 0 1 (5.9) 0 0 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.6) 1 (4.8) 2 (6.7) 3 (11.1) 3 (12.0) 0 0 0   
  1. BL - baseline, TP - time point
  2. TCA - tricyclic antidepressant; SSRI - selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor