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Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Zyprexa: 9.1 lbs in two-and-a-half-months
Monday, June 21, 2004 5:59 am Email this article
A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of 9.1 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis.
Placebo was associated with a weight loss of 1.6 pounds.
Allison D, Mentore J, Heo M, Chandler L, Cappelleri J, Infante M, Weiden P. Antipsychotic-induced weight gain: a comprehensive research synthesis. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Nov, 156(11):1686-96.
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