New Drug Does Not Cause Weight Gain

Weight gain is often a side affect of schizophrenic drugs, but lurasidone does not seem to have this affect:

"Lurasidone (Latuda) was approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults in October 2010. Lurasidone acts as a D2, 5-HT2A, 5-HT7, and α2C-adrenergic receptor antagonist, and 5-HT1A receptor agonist.

Once-daily lurasidone did not cause significant weight gain, a common side effect of other schizophrenia drugs. Possible treatment side effects do include drowsiness, agitation, tremors, and nausea."

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