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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

RISPERDAL (RISPERIDONE) PLUS PAXIL (PAROXETINE)

Risperdal (risperidone) plus Paxil (paroxetine) causes weight gain of 30-31 lbs in 4-5 months

Two patients given the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) plus the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) gained a large amount of weight in a short period of time according to an article from Japan.

One person gained 31 pounds in four months, while the second person gained 30 pounds in five months. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 05, 2011 12:51 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RISPERDAL (RISPERIDONE)

Risperdal (risperidone) causes weight gain of 9.3 lbs in one month in lean, healthy men

Lean, healthy men gained an average of 9.3 lbs in one month (28 days) when given 4.0 mg daily of the antipsychotic medication Risperdal (risperidone). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 10:35 am | [0] comments

RISPERDAL (RISPERIDONE) + MIFEPREX (MIFEPRISTONE)

Risperdal (risperidone) + Mifeprex (mifepristone) causes weight gain of 5.1 lbs in one month in men

Lean, healthy men gained an average of 5.1 lbs in one month (28 days) when given 600 mg of Mifeprex (mifepristone), also known as RU-486, in addition to 4.0 mg daily of the antipsychotic medication Risperdal (risperidone).

This was 4.2 lbs less than the 9.3 lbs gained by those given 4 mg of Risperdal (risperidone) alone.

Mifeprex (mifepristone) is the drug used to end pregnancy early. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 10:15 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Risperdal gained an average of 11.7 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Risperdal (Risperidone) gained an average of 11.7 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 7:04 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

RISPERDAL

Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain and average of 14.7 lbs in five years, men 6.6 lbs

The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain an average of 14.7 pounds in five years, and men to gain an average of 6.6 pounds according to a study from the Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 03, 2008 1:57 pm | [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

RISPERDAL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Risperdal (risperidone) causes significant weight gain in 37 percent of patients

The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 37 percent of patients according to 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 | [0] 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

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Risperdal (risperidone) associated with weight gain of 4.6 pounds after two-and-one-half months

Risperdal (risperidone) is estimated to cause an average weight gain of 4.6 pounds after two-and-one-half months according to a recent review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 28, 2004 9:40 am | [0] 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: Risperdal: 4.6 lbs in two-and-a-half-months

A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes an average weight gain of 4.6 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:10 am | [0] comments

Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Risperdal: 2.2 lbs in one month

The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes an average weight gain of 2.2 pounds in one month according to recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:08 am | [0] comments
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