This is good news for anyone suffering from weight gain. Metformin is a very inexpensive (generic) medication that has been around for many decades.
Metformin May Help Combat Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain
Despite its modest ability to attenuate weight gain, metformin may be an important addition for patients at risk for weight gain associated with antipsychotics and related consequences.
In a new meta-analysis, researchers have found the drug metformin appears to be the most effective pharmacological option for countering weight gain related to the use of antipsychotic medications.
Metformin is an antihyperglycemic agent that improves glucose tolerance in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The senior researcher was Hiroyuki Uchida of Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, and study results were published online March 17 in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
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