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Health.com: 13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight

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Thorazine (Chlorpromazine)

When the first-generation antipsychotic Thorazine entered the market in 1954, it was clear that it could cause weight gain.

Thorazine, along with Mellaril (thioridazine), has antihistamine activity, which increases your appetite and is sedating, says James Roerig, associate professor of clinical neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Fargo.

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These drugs may cause less weight gain than Zyprexa and Clozaril. Still, they aren't as effective at treating schizophrenia, and may have other side effects, such as motor problems, says Roerig. (Roerig gets research funding from Eli Lilly, the maker of Zyprexa.)

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