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Table 2 Causes of mortality and psychiatric drug treatment before death

From: Mortality characteristics in Sudan in national psychiatric hospitals: 5-year review of hospital mortality

Cause of death No. 100% Drugs used for the psychiatric disorder before death No. of pts Mean dose/day mg Route
Circulatory failure unknown 20 55.6 Haloperidol 25 12 ± 5 sd IM + oral
Cardiovascular ischæmic heart disease 1 2.8 Promethazine 25 100 ± 25 sd IM + oral
Diazepam 11 15 ± 5  
Respiratory 1 2.8 Olanzapine 7 15 ± 5 Oral
Drug related (NMS) 2 5.6 Sodium Valproate 6 1500 ± 250 Oral
ECT complication 1 2.8 Sertraline 5 150 Oral
Citalopram 2 40  
Suicide 0 0 Fluphenazine decanoate 2 200 IM
GIT bleeding 1 2.8 Risperidone 1   Oral
Infection (malaria, typhoid and sepsis) 4 11.1 Quetiapine 1   Oral
Diabetes/hypoglycaemia 2 5.6 Clomipramine 1 100 ± 25 Oral
Renal failure 3 8.3 Carbamazepine 1 800 Oral
Alcohol complication 1 2.8 Lorazepam 2 4 ± 2 Oral
Total 36 100