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Thursday, December 27, 2007

ZYPREXA, GEODON & ABILIFY

‘I gained 70 lbs while taking Zyprexa,’ said P. Wagner, ‘but stopped eating on Geodon plus Abilify’

Here is a fascinating story about a person named P. Wagner who who could not stop eating when taking Zyprexa and gained 70 pounds, but then lost a tremendous amount of weight when switched to Geodon combined with Abilify. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Dec 27, 2007 8:38 pm | [1] comments

Thursday, April 14, 2005

ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS

Antipsychotic drugs associated with weight gains of 2 to 22 pounds

Many antipsychotic drugs are associated with weight gain. Solian (amisulpride), Geodon (ziprasidone), and Abilify (aripiprazole) are associated with weight gains of less than 4.4 pounds, however, Zyprexa (olanzapine) has been associated with a large weight gain of between 8.8 and 22 pounds according to a paper from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 14, 2005 5:29 am | [1] comments

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Geodon (ziprasidone) associated with weight gain of 0.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months

Geodon (ziprasidone) is estimated to cause an average weight gain of 0.1 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 9:50 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
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