Role of metformin in the management of antipsychotic-induced weight gain:Managing weight gain

Prajapati, Asta R (2014) Role of metformin in the management of antipsychotic-induced weight gain:Managing weight gain. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 18 (6). pp. 33-38. ISSN 1367-7543

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Abstract

Overweight and obesity are a threat to health, longevity and quality of life. With the growing trend of using atypical antipsychotics for various psychiatric disorders, concern regarding adverse effects has shifted from extrapyramidal side effects to weight gain and metabolic abnormalities. In this review, the author analyses the extent of the problem, the evidence base for using metformin to counteract the weight gain, and prescribing advice for using metformin effectively.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 19:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71998
DOI: 10.1002/pnp.358

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