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Geodon (ziprasidone) associated with weight gain of 0.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months
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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.
Geodon (ziprasidone) is used to treat schizophrenia according to MedlinePlus.
Geodon (ziprasidone) is in a class of medications called antipsychotics. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
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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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