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Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Thioridazine: 7 lbs in two-and-a-half-months
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A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Mellaril (thioridazine), used to treat schizophrenia, causes an average weight gain of only 7 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis.
Placebo was associated with a weight loss of 1.6 pounds.
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