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Can metformin undo weight gain induced by antipsychotics?

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Title: Can metformin undo weight gain induced by antipsychotics?
Author: Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Ewigman, Bernard; Hickner, John
Keywords: weight gain
diabetes
olanzapine
Date: 2008-08
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(8) 2008: 526-530.
Abstract: Recommend metformin 250mg 3 times a day, along with lifestyle modifications, to promote weight loss and decrease insulin resistance in patients who gain more than 10% of their pretreatment body weight on antipsychotic medications. Strength of recommendation B: Based on a single, well-designed, randomized controlled trial.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5420

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