A 19-year-old female asked:
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i recently got proscribed lexapro (escitalopram) for my anxiety, i was wondering if lexapro (escitalopram) can cause segnificant weight gain?! and if so what i can do to stop it.

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Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
Specializes in Pharmacology
Switch meds : Lexapro can cause weight gain- some experience siginficant weight gain ~10lbs. If indicated, you can ask to be switched to a medication such as wellbutrin (bupropion) that does not cause weight gain (actually causes weight loss in some) .
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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