A 48-year-old female asked:
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i have been prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety and depression..but i am afraid of weight gain..my dr. says it a neutral drug..odds of gaining wt on it?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Low odds: For most, there is no weight gain. For a small minority, it happens. Then you can stop it, or switch, or take a counteracting medicine, or try more attention to diet and exercise.
Answered on Dec 28, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is considered 'weight neutral' as most people don't experience a weight change. 1% gain weight & 2% lose weight on it.
Answered on Sep 23, 2020
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