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What does SGA stand for?

SGA stands for Second Generation Antipsychotic

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Obecure has recently announced the outcomes of randomized, placebo controlled Phase 1b and pilot Phase 2 trials, showing that co-administration of Histalean([R])with olanzapine (Zyprexa([R])), safely and significantly reduced weight gain and somnolence, two of the most serious side effects associated with this drug, as with most of the second generation antipsychotics as a drug class, also including risperidone (Risperdal([R])), quetiapine (Seroquel([R])) and aripiprazole (Abilify([R])).
These findings come at a time when there is growing concern around the link between second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) and increased risks for obesity, diabetes, and lipid abnormalities.