A 56-year-old female asked:
Trying to find a mood stabilizer bipolar-depression med that does not make you gain weight i've tried zyprexa saphris (asenapine) and latuda?
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lithium: Consider lithium, and speak to your doctor about it. Lithium is a tried, tested and proven mood stabiliser. It has some limitations, which include toxicity at high levels and thyroid dysfunction, but it does not cause weight gain. Its level will need to be monitored periodically. It may be a reasonable choice. Do discuss it with your doctor.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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