It has been said that if the public knew exactly how much weight gain olanzapine caused, nobody would take it.
Ha! Eli Lily is not going to like me. According to one clinical researcher who gave a talk on Ziprasidone (Pfizer's new baby), the typical schizophrenic on a typical dose of olanzapine could expect to gain a grand total of 13kg over 1 year.
In a weight conscious population, how many people would continue taking a long term drug, knowing it would result in such significant weight gain?
Doctors commonly warn patients and their family of weight gain while on olanzapine but few actually mention the degree ...