kathleen, it was the old insulin, pig insulin, now a syndicate one is used, i have heard from some who use it had bipolar triggered,
Many of the medications used to manage bipolar disorder are thought to contribute to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Not all medications used for bipolar disorder cause metabolic symptoms but the medications listed here are more prone to causing weight gain, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and other signs associated with metabolic syndrome.
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) - weight gain, hyperglycemia
Sodium valproate and valproic acid (Depakote) - weight gain
Clozapine (clozaril) - weight gain, hyperglycemia
Quetiapine (Seroquel) - weight gain, hyperglycemia
Risperidone (Risperdal) - weight gain, hyperglycemia
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