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Monday 01 April 2002

Olanzapine associated weight gain, hyperglycemia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome: case report.

By: Malyuk R, Gibson B, Procyshyn RM, Kang N.

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2002 Apr;17(4):326-8

We describe here a case of olanzapine associated weight gain, hyperglycemia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a 64 year-old woman with a significant medical history. Eighteen weeks after initiating olanzapine, Mrs X lost glycemic control, exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with neuroleptic malignant syndrome and gained 8.9 kg. We suggest that utilization of olanzapine in the less medically stable geriatric patient be implemented with vigilant monitoring for such complications mentioned above. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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