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A 29-year-old male asked:

Hi i am on serequel just change from olanzapine but still gaining weight is there another medication that i could ask doctor about that would be bette?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Both: Both have a side effect of increasing appetite. Dont eat 2 hours before bed time, dont get up in the middle of the night and snack, and watch your portions and you wont gain weight. Otherwise yes there are other medication options. Discuss it with your physician.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Other options to review with your doctor may be abilify, fanapt, saphris, (asenapine) etc.

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