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Letters to the Editor

Hypertriglyceridemia Associated With Direct Effects of Olanzapine Rather Than With Weight Gain: A Case Report

Courtney Markham-Abedi, MD, and Jose de Leon, MD

Published: September 15, 2006

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Sir: Hypertriglyceridemia and weight gain are welldocumented side effects associated with olanzapine therapy.1 Thus, it has become important to monitor weight and lipid profile including triglycerides in patients taking olanzapine or any other atypical antipsychotic. A total cholesterol level is made up of very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).’ ‹


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Volume: 67

Quick Links: Side Effects-Medication , Weight

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