Diabetes Risk and Ziprasidone

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Antipsychotic medications are commonly associated with serious side effects, but a recent study shows that these side effects could include increased diabetes risk and weight gain among children and teenagers too. The study focused on a large number of children and teenagers prescribed ziprasidone or other antipsychotic medicines for certain mental conditions they were diagnosed […]

Ziprasidone causes less weight gain than Olanzapine

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

A recent open-label comparative study between ziprasidone and olanzapine shows that the latter causes minimal or no weight gain as compared to the former. The study aimed at comparing the effects of both these medications on body composition, appetite, weight, resting energy usage, substract oxidation, and other metabolic factors in adult patients diagnosed with psychotic […]

Ziprasidone Being Prescribed for Children

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Psychiatric conditions can be dangerous for patients and those around them, but anti-psychotic medications play a significant and positive role in their successful treatment. The strength of anti-psychotic medications like ziprasidone also makes them a risk when prescribed wrongly.  Unfortunately, ziprasidone seems to be increasingly prescribed for low-level conditions, according to a study done by […]