Antipsychotic Drugs Add To Kids’ Weight – NPR Health Blog : NPR
Antipsychotic Drugs Add To Kids’ Weight – NPR Health Blog : NPR: “Antipsychotic drugs used in kids can carry a steep health cost. Many children gain an unhealthy amount of weight after just a few months on the medicines.
Research just published in JAMA found the drugs led to weight gains ranging from about 10 to 19 pounds, depending on the medicine, in about 11 weeks. The analysis looked at popular brand-name drugs Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa.” [NPR]