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Which antipsychotic is the least one to cause weight gain or increased appetitie?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Tough question: Redirect this question to the doctor who prescribes the Insulin and Metformin because you have to consider what the medication might do to your blood sugar level, not just appetite or weight. I'm not blowing you off...i just don't want to point you in the wrong direction. The combination of diabetes medications requires that you be monitored closely on any new medication.
Dr. Julianna Bojta
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): All antipsychotics can cause weight gain. The least Geodon (ziprasidone) , the most depakote. But you may gain weight from too much Insulin too.

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Richardson, TX
A 33-year-old male asked:

Which antipsychotics are least likely to cause weight gain?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Antipsychotics: Ziprazadone-Geodon and Lurasidone-Latuda, in my experience, are associated with weight loss. Quetiapine-Seroquel and Olanzapine-Zyprexa, cause the most weight gain, again in my experience. Those are all considered Second Generation Antipsychotics or Atypicals. All First Generation Antipsychotics cause weight gain. Great question. Wt gain is an important issue and preventing it can be a challenge.

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