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Friday 01 December 2000

Hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia secondary to olanzapine.

By: Domon SE, Webber JC.

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2001 Fall;11(3):285-8

Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic that is becoming more widely used in children and adolescents. There have been reports of olanzapine-induced hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia in adults. This case report describes the development of both hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia in a male adolescent that resolved with discontinuation of olanzapine and without dietary changes or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemics.

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