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Thorazine (chlorpromazine) associated with weight gain of 5.7 pounds after two-and-one-half months
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Thorazine (chlorpromazine) causes an average weight gain of 5.7 pounds after two-and-one-half months of use according to a recent review paper.
Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility according to MedlinePlus.
It also is used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting, to treat behavior problems in children, and to relieve severe hiccups.
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Obesity Research Center
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY 10025, USA
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