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  • Antipsychotic drug weight gain in adolescents: Seroquel: 9 lbs in two months

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    Monday, June 21, 2004 5:09 am Email this article
    The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 9 pounds in two months according to recent study from the University of Miami School of Medicine.

    The study involved fifteen adolescents 13-17 years old diagnosis of a psychotic disorder.

    Common adverse effects were somnolence, agitation, drowsiness, and headache.

    The final average dose was 467 mg per day, with a range of 300-800 mg per day.


    Shaw J, Lewis J, Pascal S, Sharma R, Rodriguez R, Guillen R, Pupo-Guillen M. A study of quetiapine: efficacy and tolerability in psychotic adolescents. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2001 Winter, 11(4):415-24.

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