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


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    Saturday, August 28, 2004 9:50 am Email this article
    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.

    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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