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    Zyprexa caused a weight gain of 35 lbs in 3 months in one man, 70 lbs in 6 months in another


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    Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:40 am Email this article
    Zyprexa (olanzapine) can cause massive weight gain. Here are two case reports. One man given 15 mg of Zyprexa gained 35 pounds in three months, while another man given 20 mg gained 70 pounds in six months. REFERENCE

    Chlebowski S, Bashyal S, Schwartz T. Meralgia paresthetica: Another complication of antipsychotic-induced weight gain. Obes Rev. 2009 Apr 1, published on-line.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    T. L. Schwartz
    Department of Psychiatry
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse, NY 13210 USA
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