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    Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes average weight gain of 7.9 percent in bipolar patients


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    Friday, November 11, 2005 5:13 am Email this article
    Zyprexa (olanzapine) caused an average weight gain of 7.9 percent in patients with bipolar disorder (manic-depression) after an average time on the drug of 2 years and 5 months 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).

    REFERENCE

    Malone M. Medications associated with weight gain (ce) (december). Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Nov 8.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Albany College of Pharmacy
    106 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208-3492
    518/445-7302 fax
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