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Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes significant weight gain in 40 percent of patients
Friday, November 11, 2005 5:13 am Email this article
Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 40 percent of patients according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
Alternative drugs less likely to cause large weight gain
Antipsychotic drugs listed as alternatives to Zyprexa, and are less likely to cause large weight gain, include Abilif (aripiprazole) and Geodon (ziprasidone).
Malone M. Medications associated with weight gain (ce) (december). Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Nov 8.
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On Aug 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm Glyn wrote:
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These statistics are flawed, weight gain happens in 100% of patients unless they are already obese.
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