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CNS Part- 2

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Which of the following has highest potential to cause metabolic syndrome?



A Clozapine
B Risperidone

C Quetiapine
D Aripiprazole

Ans. A Clozapine

Atypical antipsychotic drugs are implicated in causing adverse metabolic effects like weight gain, hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance. According to their potential to cause these side effects, these can be classified as:

  • High Potential: Clozapine, Olanzapine
  • Intermediate potential: Quetiapine
  • Low Potential: Risperidone, Paliperidone

· Least Potential: Iloperidone, Aripiprazole, Ziprasidone, Asenapine

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