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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Seroquel gained an average of 13.4 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) gained an average of 13.4 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:12 am | [0] comments

Thursday, March 15, 2007

METFORMIN

Metformin prevents weight gain from some antipsychotic drugs

Metformin prevented additional weight gain in children who had gained 10 percent or more in less than a year while taking the antipsychotic drugs Zyprexa (olanzapine), Risperdal (risperidone) or Seroquel (quetiapine) according to a study from researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Those given a placebo gained an average of 9 pounds, while those given metformin did not gain an additional weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 15, 2007 2:53 am | [0] comments

Friday, November 11, 2005

SEROQUEL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Seroquel (quetiapine) causes significant weight gain in 56% of patients

Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average weight gain of 7 percent or more in patients with schizophrenia or psychosis in 56 percent of patients according to a large, ongoing study of patients as noted in a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [2] comments

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Schizophrenia, depression, etc: 1 gram of niacin plus 1 gram of vitamin C three times per day

Several people taking drugs for schizophrenia, such as Zyprexa (olanzapine) or Seroquel (quetiapine), have complained how much weight they have gained taking these drugs. Someone called yesterday and said he had gained 80 pounds taking Seroquel (quetiapine), and asked if I had heard of any other medicines that did not cause weight gain. Yes, maybe there is. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 28, 2004 7:05 am | [8] comments

Monday, June 21, 2004

Antipsychotic drug weight gain: 7% gain in one-third taking Zyprexa, one-fourth Seroquel

The United States Federal Drug and Food Administration defines weight gain related to any given drug as an increase of 7 percent of bodyweight. Based on this definition, one study reported that a 7 percent weight gain was observed in 29 percent of patients treated with Zyprexa (olanzapine), 25 percent treated with Seroquel (quetiapine), 18 percent with Risperdal (risperidone), and 9.8 percent treated with Geodon (ziprasidone). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:22 am | [0] comments

Antipsychotic drug weight gain in adolescents: Seroquel: 9 lbs in two months

The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 9 pounds in two months according to recent study from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:09 am | [0] comments

Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Seroquel: 4-12 lbs in six weeks

The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 4 to 12 pounds in six weeks according to recent review paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:07 am | [7] comments

Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Seroquel: 4 lbs in one month

The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 4 pounds in one month according to recent review paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:05 am | [0] comments

Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Nipolept: 4 lbs in one month

The antipsychotic drug Nipolept (zotepine), which is not available in the U.S., causes an average of weight gain of 5.1 pounds in one month according to recent review paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:03 am | [0] comments

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Seroquel associated with modest weight gain

The anti-psychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) is associated with modest weight gain that is not dose-related and does not increase over time according to a recently published review paper about the weight gaining potential of anti-psychotic drugs. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 13, 2003 4:06 pm | [13] comments
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