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    Zyprexa (olanzapine) associated with weight gain of 9.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months


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    Saturday, August 28, 2004 9:20 am Email this article
    Zyprexa (olanzapine) is estimated to cause an average weight gain of 9.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months according to a recent review paper.

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) is used to treat psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia according to MedlinePlus.

    REFERENCE(S)

    Allison D, Mentore J, Heo M, Chandler L, Cappelleri J, Infante M, Weiden P. Antipsychotic-induced weight gain: a comprehensive research synthesis. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Nov, 156(11):1686-96.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    D. Allison
    Obesity Research Center
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY 10025, USA
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