Treatment of Overweight Induced by Antipsychotic Medication in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
StatusThis study is closed and is no longer recruiting participants.
Principal InvestigatorDr. Evdokia Anagnostou
PurposeThis is a study investigating whether Riomet® (metformin) can decrease weight gain caused by certain medications: Abilify (Aripiprazole), Risperdal (Risperidone), Seroquel (Quetiapine), Zyprexa (Olanzapine), Saphris (Asenapine Maleate), Clozaril (Clozapine), Fanapt (Iloperidone), Latuda (Lurasidone), Zeldox (Ziprasidone), Invega (Paliperidone). These medications are commonly used to improve irritability, agitation, and repetitive behaviours in young people with ASD.
Who6-17 year olds with ASD
What32 Week (8 Month) clinical trial intervention study taking medication every day. Visits will take place every month plus extra visits for outcome measure assessments and labs.