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does Paxil cr cause weight gain

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Per Drugs.com – metabolic changes are common. 1% to 10% > decreased appetite, increased appetite, weight gain or weight loss.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Your doctor: Is correct, but there's no way to tell if the medication is causing the weight gain or not -- other than seeing what happens when you're not taking it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bupropion: Bupropion or Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the antidepressant thought to be associated with less weight gain and, fortunately, fewer sexual side effects a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Psychiatrist: SSRI type meds are great for prevention of panic attacks and other anxiety disorders as well. Perhaps the dose isn't high enough. Zoloft is a great me ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Cohen
39 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): There are many ssris, a class of antidepressant. Depending on the reason you are taking it (used for anxiety, ocd, as well as depression), a good sub ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lifestyle: Factors contribute to weight gain. Activity level and dietary input. As we mature metabolism slows down and we gain weight more easily. See doc to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
A number of things: Generally, lithium itself is not associated with weight gain. It could be another medication, indirect effects of the lithium on the thyroid, or a ch ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederica Lofquist
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: In general birth control pills do not cause either weight loss or weight gain. However, a small number of women may experience weight changes when th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roshni Patel
18 years experience Family Medicine
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain.
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