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Zyprexa caused a weight gain of 35 lbs in 3 months in one man, 70 lbs in 6 months in another
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:40 am Email this article
Zyprexa (olanzapine) can cause massive weight gain. Here are two case reports. One man given 15 mg of Zyprexa gained 35 pounds in three months, while another man given 20 mg gained 70 pounds in six months. REFERENCE
Chlebowski S, Bashyal S, Schwartz T. Meralgia paresthetica: Another complication of antipsychotic-induced weight gain. Obes Rev. 2009 Apr 1, published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
T. L. Schwartz
Department of Psychiatry
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY 13210 USA
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