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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can taking anafranil (clomipramine) cause me to gain weight?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Increased appetite and weight gain can be associated with anafranil (clomipramine).
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Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Weight gain can be a side effect of Anafranil (clomipramine) due to its effect on histamine and choline receptors. Other typical side effects include dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision, urinary retention and dizziness upon standing (also known as orthostatic hypotension). Sometimes, though, Anafranil (clomipramine) can be the best treatment available for your condition. Talk to your doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Advice? Would taking anafranil (clomipramine) cause me to gain weight?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly: One study showed that up to 18 % of adults taking Anafranil (clomipramine) gained weight.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are the processes in anafranil (clomipramine) that make you gain weight ex: lowered metabolism?

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Dr. Kristine Johnston
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Combination: Although there are a number of theories as to why antidepressants lead to weight gain, i believe that both appetite and metabolism may be affected.
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