Treatment of Overweight Induced by Antipsychotic Medication in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Medication Clinical Trials


This 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.


Evdokia Anagnostou, MD

Who can participate

6 years to 17 years of age with ASD

What's Involved

32 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.

Interested in participating

Recruitment is closed at this time.

Funding Agency

Autism Treatment Network (ATN)/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P)

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