chlorpromazineR: Convert Antipsychotic Doses to Chlorpromazine Equivalents

As different antipsychotic medications have different potencies, the doses of different medications cannot be directly compared. Various strategies are used to convert doses into a common reference so that comparison is meaningful. Chlorpromazine (CPZ) has historically been used as a reference medication into which other antipsychotic doses can be converted, as "chlorpromazine-equivalent doses". Using conversion keys generated from widely-cited scientific papers (Gardner et. al 2010 <doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2009.09060802>, Leucht et al. 2016 <doi:10.1093/schbul/sbv167>), antipsychotic doses are converted to CPZ (or any specified antipsychotic) equivalents. The use of the package is described in the included vignette. Not for clinical use.

Version: 0.1.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.5)
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, covr
Published: 2019-10-11
Author: Eric Brown ORCID iD [aut, cre], Parita Shah ORCID iD [aut], Julia Kim ORCID iD [aut], Frederick Boehm ORCID iD [rev]
Maintainer: Eric Brown <eb at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: chlorpromazineR results


Reference manual: chlorpromazineR.pdf
Vignettes: Using chlorpromazineR to Calculate Chlorpromazine-Equivalent Doses
Package source: chlorpromazineR_0.1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-gcc8:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: chlorpromazineR_0.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel: chlorpromazineR_0.1.2.tgz


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