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how common is weight gain on luvox? how about abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Not common: Luvox is an ssri antidepressant that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive dx, social anxiety dx, and depression. Jazz pharmaceuticals indicates that Luvox has a "weight-neutral profile." Abilify (aripiprazole) is an anti-psychotic that is now also used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) may work by decreasing Dopamine and increasing serotonin. Weight gain occurs infrequently.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight gain: In a 3 week clinical trial – adults treated w abilify (aripiprazole) for Bipolar I disorder gained average of 0.7 pounds (placebo lost 0.2 pounds). In another 3 week study of abilify (aripiprazole) tx for adults w Bipolar I disorder - 2.2% of patients gained 7 % or greater body weight compared to 2.7% with placebo. (http://www.abilify (aripiprazole).com/bipolar/side-effects.aspx). I was unable to find specific % for weight gain with Luvox.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
However : http://www.rxlist.com/luvox-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm lists both weight loss and weight gain as "frequent" with luvox.
Sep 10, 2014

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