June 18, 2013
Antipsychotics in Pregnancy Double Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
Posted on Jul 3, 2012
Women who take antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy are much more likely to develop diabetes and give birth to smaller babies, researchers report.
Scientists at the University of Uppsala in Sweden reviewed data on nearly 360,000 Swedish women who gave birth between 2005 and 2009. Antipsychotic drug use among those women was uncommon, with only 507 recorded as having taken them.
The two drugs found to be most commonly associated with “adverse metabolic effects” were Zyprexa and Clozaril.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly
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