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Recent research links an increased risk of diabetes with the use of atypical antipsychotics such as clozapine and olanzapine which are usually prescribed to treat schizophrenia. The FDA has already ensured that the product label reflects this finding. The increased diabetes risk is associated with weight gain caused by the use of these drugs. The increased risk is believed to be about 2%. Doctors should use this knowledge to spearhead any weight gain that could lead to diabetes.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Diabetes risk linked to schizophrenia drugs
Date: 29 September 2004
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