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how can i lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Diet & Exercise: Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a weight loss medication. It treats anxiety and depression, which can aalso be associated with appetite changes. One of the possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is loss of appetite, but that doesn't mean you will get that. Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet!
Answered on Jan 4, 2016
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
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