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Zonegran (zonesamide) causes average weight loss of 5% after eight months
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:30 am Email this article
Zonegran (zonesamide) causes an average weight loss of 6 percent of body weight after eight months compared to 1 percent for those given a placebo according to a analysis by the RAND Corporation.
In other words, those given Zonegran (zonesamide) lost 5 percent of body weight more than those given a placebo
Their analysis only included one study.
Doses: 100 mg per day increased to 600 mg maximum
The dose was started at 100 mg per day and increased, as necessary, to a maximum of 600 mg per day.
Li Z, Maglione M, Tu W, Mojica W, Arterburn D, Shugarman L, Hilton L, Suttorp M, Solomon V, Shekelle P, Morton S. Meta-analysis: pharmacologic treatment of obesity. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 5, 142(7):532-46.
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