Consider Medication-Related Weight Gain as a Potential For Non-Adherence at Home

New obesity guidelines will increase awareness about medications that can lead to significant weight gain...and possible alternatives.

While weight gain isn't a big concern acutely, consider the following when starting new meds...as it may affect adherence at home.

Atypical antipsychotics. These are some of the worst offenders...especially olanzapine (Zyprexa, etc) or clozapine. About one-third of patients using olanzapine gain more than 7% of their original body weight.

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