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Hello.i have bipolar depression.i'm on quetiazic 300,controlepsy 100 and centalify 10.which medicine causes my weight gain?are there any alternatives?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Weight gain: Most likely to cause weight gain are Quetiazic and Centalify, known as Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) in the U.S. Not sure why you need both meds, which target the same symptoms. Discuss lowering dose of one or the other with prescribing doctor. Consider exam with primary care doctor to check for medical causes of weight gain as well, eg., thyroid, blood sugar. I hope this helps.

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