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Seroquel (quetiapine) causes significant weight gain in 56% of patients
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Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average weight gain of 7 percent or more in patients with schizophrenia or psychosis in 56 percent of patients according to a large, ongoing study of patients as noted in 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 Nov 11, 2005 at 1:10 pm Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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This medication is a problem not only with causing weight gain but insulin resistance as well.
On Nov 11, 2005 at 2:54 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:
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Thanks for the information.
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