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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can somebody tell me how can prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Usually: Usually medications dont cause weight gain they cause increased appetite. Sometimes with antidepressants, depression causes appetite loss, so when you take antidepressants and start feeling better you start eating more and then blame it on the medicine.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain and sexual dysfunction in women?

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 29 years experience
It may: It may possibly cause it, however most patients do not suffer any problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will using Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to have weight gain?

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Dr. Edward Berg
43 years experience
Weight gain: is a side effect of all the Antidepressant drugs. If you are able to exercise and eat healthy, many times, weight gain can be avoided.
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