Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
If you are taking a medication mentioned above, you should monitor your weight and mention any weight gain to your physician at your next regularly scheduled appointment. This study also highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program.
Weight gain associated with use of antipsychotics
An article recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry highlights the importance of patients and caregivers understanding that antipsychotics such as aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), and ziprasidone (Geodon) are associated with weight gain. Some medications, such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), that are sometimes used in combination with an antipsychotic medication can add to the weight gain.
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