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How to treat a schizophrenia patient while on a drug addiction ?

Hi - Right now I am in Phoenix USA, my Brother in Chandigarh India is a known patient of schizophrenia(NIMHANS - Bangalore), for last 4/5 years. as of now he is on Valproate (Depakote) for last 2 years - however sometime he takes Phensedyl / Corex, and due to that he become very violent - doing all sorts of Bad things becauase we try to stop him. Please advise as we tried rehabilitation centers, medicines, consultation - and it seems every thing works for him - however he slips now n then. Please suggest further.
Asked On : Tue, 17 May 2011
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Welcome to health care magic family,
Your brother is a chronic schzophrenic and he on Valproate but as he is not under control,his case should evaluate and some change of medicine or some combination of drugs is advised.
I do not think Phensydil or corex has any adverse effect ,on the contrary it may give sedation effect.
Some time E.C.T. also advised.
You consult and discuss with psychiatrist and seek his advice.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 17 May 2011
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