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Aripriprazole and weight

Tanveer Padder, Kenneth Skodnek, Seema Hashmi, Majid Samad, Aparna Udyawar, Nouman Azhar, Kamil Jaghab
Akathisia is a relatively common and disturbing side effect of neuroleptic agents. It is widely assumed that the atypical antipsychotic agents are much less likely to produce movement disorders than the conventional antipsychotic agents. Still, there have been reports of akathisia associated with all of the atypical antipsychotic agents.Like other atypical antipsychotics, aripiprazole has a low risk of producing extrapyramidal symptoms compared with the conventional antipsychotics. Aripriprazole is generally well tolerated relative to other antipsychotic medications and has low propensity to cause clinically significant side effects, including weight gain, hyperprolactinemia, and QT interval prolongation...
April 2006: Psychiatry
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