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A 23-year-old male asked:

What is a weight neutral antipsychotic? i used to take geodon (ziprasidone) i could lose weight on it doc said dangerous with my meds now on zyprexa for mood, sleep

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Certain antipsychotic drugs: cause rapid weight gain and high cholesterol levels, and they may increase the risk of diabetes. To be completely honest, Geodon (ziprasidone) affects people differently. It has been known to cause weight gain in some, but weight loss in others.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
First please have a complete physical examination to know if you have an illness. If not, your medication should be managed by a Psychiatrist. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2022


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