The pooled population comprised 1073 patients with an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia randomized to placebo (n = 412), lumateperone 42 mg (n = 406) or risperidone 4 mg (n = 255). Treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were predominantly mild and rates of discontinuation due to TEAEs with lumateperone 42 mg (0.5%) were similar to placebo (0.5%) and lower than risperidone (4.7%). The only TEAEs that occurred at a rate of ≥5% and twice placebo for lumateperone were somnolence/sedation and dry mouth. Mean change from baseline in metabolic parameters and prolactin were similar to or reduced in lumateperone 42 mg relative to placebo-treated patients and were smaller than risperidone. Mean change in weight and rates of extrapyramidal symptoms-related TEAEs were similar for lumateperone 42 mg and placebo-treated patients and less than for risperidone-treated patients. This pooled analysis demonstrates the safety and favorable tolerability profile of lumateperone 42 mg.
To put it more simply, adverse events that resulted in discontinuation of the medication were about the same in lumateperone and placebo. More people in the risperidone group had adverse events than in either the placebo or lumateperone group.
More people in the lumateperone group had sleepiness and dry mouth than in the placebo group.
Metabolic measures, weight, EPS related adverse events and prolactin were similar in lumateperone and placebo.