Abstract: Zonisamide effective for weight loss in women

J Fam Pract. 2003 Aug;52(8):600-1.

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JAMA. 2003 Apr 9;289(14):1820-5.

Kim CS.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, USA. csk3g@virginia.edu

Zonisamide (Zonegran), in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet (deficit of 500 kcal/d), resulted in an additional mean 5-kg (11-pound) weight loss compared with diet alone. This regimen was well-tolerated in obese female patients. Further evaluation of long-term side effects and continued weight loss beyond 32 weeks is needed.

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PMID: 12899812 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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