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