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Children and adolescents given Risperdal gained an average of 11.7 lbs in 3 months
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:04 am Email this article
Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Risperdal (Risperidone) gained an average of 11.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. REFERENCE
Correll CU, Manu P, Olshanskiy V, Barbara Napolitano MA, Kane JM, Malhotra AK. Cardiometabolic risk of second-generation antipsychotic medications during first-time use in children and adolescents. JAMA. 2009 Oct 28, 302(16):1765-73.
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Christoph U. Correll, MD
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd St
Glen Oaks, NY 11004 USA
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