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Metabolic side effects can sometimes occur in children and youth who are taking Second-Generation Antipsychotic medications (or SGAs). SGAs are a type of medication used to treat several mental health conditions.
Metabolic side effects of SGA medications can include:
If 3 or more of these occur together, this is called Metabolic Syndrome.
SGA medications are also called atypical antipsychotic medications (AAPs). Some of the common ones are: quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), aripiprazole (Abilify) and olanzapine (Zyprexa). Other SGAs also include clozapine (Clozaril), paliperidone (Invega), and ziprasidone (Zeldox).
This is a program that provides care for children and youth with mental health disorders who are at high risk for side effects from certain medications. These are children who:
Enter the hospital site through Gate 3 (Heather Street and 29th Avenue entrance). Proceed straight ahead and turn left at the stop sign. The Mental Health Building is located on the right. Please use Entrance 85 and check in at reception.
Please note: Patient parking is available on site. When coming for appointments, please allow yourself extra time for parking.