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Clozapine causes 13 pound weight gain in women
Saturday, September 13, 2003 3:39 pm Email this article
The anti-psychotic drug Clozapine (Clozaril) causes an average weight gain of 13 pound in women and 7.3 pounds in men according to a recently published review paper about the weight gaining potential of anti-psychotic drugs.
Sixty percent of patients taking clozapine gain at least 10 percent of body weight within a year according to one study.
Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia in patients who have not been helped by or are unable to take other medicines.
Tardieu S, Micallef J, Gentile S, Blin O. Weight gain profiles of new anti-psychotics: public health consequences. Obes Rev. 2003 Aug, 4(3):129-38.
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