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5 mg Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes weight gain of 15 lbs in one year
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:27 pm Email this article
A dose 5 mg of Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of roughly 15 lbs after one year according to a paper by Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is a rough approximation from Figure 6 on page 48 of the paper.
The dose for this group ranged from 2.5 mg to 7.5 mg, the average being 5 mg.
Nemeroff C. Dosing the antipsychotic medication olanzapine. J Clin Psychiatry. 1997, 58 Suppl 10:45-49.
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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA 30322
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