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  • Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain and average of 14.7 lbs in five years, men 6.6 lbs


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    Tuesday, June 03, 2008 1:57 pm Email this article
    The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain an average of 14.7 pounds in five years, and men to gain an average of 6.6 pounds according to a study from the Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. 44 lbs Weight Gain

    One women gained more than 44 pounds

    One woman gained more than 44 pounds.

     

    7% Did Not Gain Weight

    Fifteen patients (7%) maintained their weight

    Fifteen out of the 215 patients (7 percent) maintained their weight.

     

    Subjects

    Subjects : 215 psychotic patients treated with Risperdal (risperidone)

    The study analyzed weight data from 215 psychotic patients treated with Risperdal (risperidone) for 5 years.

    REFERENCE

    Neovius M, Eberhard J, Lindstrom E, Levander S. Weight development in patients treated with risperidone: A 5-year naturalistic study. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007 Apr, 115(4):277-85.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Martin Neovius
    Obesity Unit
    Department of Medicine
    Karolinska Institutet
    Karolinska University Hospital (HS)
    SE-141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
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