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Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Not commonly: Weight gain is not common with Buspar (buspirone) -- happens in less than 1% of people according to pre-clinical studies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Does Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain? I hear most antidepressants are weight neutral but I've gained with most! Thanks - agoraphobia/anxiety here

Does Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain? I hear most antidepressants are weight neutral but I've gained with most! Thanks - agoraphobia/anxiety here

Buspar (buspirone): If Buspar (buspirone) has help with your depression you could still take it.

For your agoraphobia/anxiety you would be best to see a Psychiatrist and/or a Psychologist.

Agoraphobia and anxiety can be very troubling. ...Read more

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On Lexapro and Buspar (buspirone) for depression weight gain and increased agression my doc won't take me off because my dad thinks its working what should I do?

On Lexapro and Buspar (buspirone) for depression weight gain and increased agression my doc won't take me off because my dad thinks its working what should I do?

Want off medication: I am not sure of your age, so that makes it difficult to answer your question. Having an honest discussion with your doctor is needed, and this is also needed with your dad. The medication may be helping you, and this is likely why there is hesitation for you to come off the medication. So, start with an honest discussion with your dad and your doctor. Consider a slow taper of your medication ...Read more

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Considering Buspar (buspirone) for GAD, but very very concerned about weight gain (part of reason I am anxious in the first place).is weight gain common?

Considering Buspar (buspirone) for GAD, but very very concerned about weight gain (part of reason I am anxious in the first place).is weight gain common?

Unlikely: Weight gain is listed as an uncommon (~1%) side effect of Buspar (buspirone). If this has been recommended by your doctor for GAD, it's worth trying. Monitor your weight and let doc know if you're concerned and stop med if it's a problem. Bottom line: Buspar (buspirone) is not associated with weight gain. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) an anti anxiety med? Weight gain? Does it have to be taken every day? Or is it like valium. Thanks

Is Buspar (buspirone) an anti anxiety med? Weight gain? Does it have to be taken every day? Or is it like valium. Thanks

Yes, maybe, yes, no: It is an anti-anxiety drug and for some it does seem to increase appetite and result in weight gain and it is to be taken regularly as directed - it is not a PRN-type (for the moment) medication. Discuss this at length w/ your doctor and if they are not experts - ask for a referral to have your needs evaluated. Add therapy to optimize effectiveness of any drug tx. Best! ...Read more

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I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

Speak to your doctor: You may still benefit from the drug by just cutting back on the daily dose but should speak to your doctor to discuss the feasibility of that recommendation given that it is helping you clinically. ...Read more

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I got off anti psychotics tired of weight gain It was only prescribed for sleep I take Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep meds don't leave you tired stay sleep?

I got off anti psychotics tired of weight gain It was only prescribed for sleep I take Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep meds don't leave you tired stay sleep?

Sleeping medication: I tend to gravitate toward prescribing the older sleeping agents like Flurazepam and Temazepam. They seem to be more effective at keeping you asleep. They are also much less expensive and do not induce sleepwalking like Ambien (zolpidem) does. ...Read more

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I had extreme nausea on a very low dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) & had to discontinue use? Would Buspar have a similar side effect? Also does it cause weight gain

I had extreme nausea on a very low dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) & had to discontinue use? Would Buspar have a similar side effect? Also does it cause weight gain

Not likely: Buspar and Abilify (aripiprazole) affect very different brain systems and have different uses. Each has its own side effect profile. (the one cannot be substituted for the other.). ...Read more

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Doctor would like to add Buspar (buspirone) to Prozac, can Buspar (buspirone) lessen & encounter jerk and jittery of Prozac? And dose this combo cause significant weight gain?

Doctor would like to add Buspar (buspirone) to Prozac, can Buspar (buspirone) lessen & encounter jerk and jittery of Prozac? And dose this combo cause significant weight gain?

Be careful: Needs close watch by Dr! Risk of rare but bad Serotonin Syndrome - confusion, hallucination, seizure, big blood pressure chgs, fast heart rate, fever, sweating, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death. ...Read more

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I am on 100 mg trazadone 300 valafexiline 30 buspar (buspirone). Is this a bad combo.? I have higher b.p. excessive sweating, weight gain. Also blood panel recen

I am on 100 mg trazadone 300 valafexiline 30 buspar (buspirone). Is this a bad combo.? I have higher b.p. excessive sweating, weight gain. Also blood panel recen

Possible side effect: Based on the symptoms you are experiencing, this might not be a good medication combination for you. Individuals can differ in terms of what medication combinations and doses work for them. Venlafaxine (Effexor) can cause people's blood pressure to increase. Too much serotonin (which is one of the brain chemicals that these 3 medications affect), can cause excessive sweating as well. ...Read more

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If we need to control GAD&SAD with fewer possibility of weight gain and drowsiness so which combo more compatible: (BUSPAR/PROZAC) or (BUSPAR/ZOLOFT)?

If we need to control GAD&SAD with fewer possibility of weight gain and drowsiness so which combo more compatible: (BUSPAR/PROZAC) or (BUSPAR/ZOLOFT)?

It depends: Everyone is different so a trial and error attempt is often required. How about buproprion (Wellbutrin) and Buspar (buspirone)? SAD also can respond to light therapy so don't leave that option out. Also some patients with a diagnosis of GAD have other issues going on. Commonly they will have aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can benefit from specific therapy. ...Read more

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I got off anti psychotics gained weight they were for sleep I take 15mg Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep med that will let me stay asleep and not tired?

I got off anti psychotics gained weight they were for sleep I take 15mg Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep med that will let me stay asleep and not tired?

Sleep & psych: There's no one best medication for treatment of insomnia, nor one best class of med. Talk with your doctor about the right medication for your symptoms. Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping more or less) may represent exacerbation of an underlying psychiatric illness (depression, mania, anxiety. ..). Changes in sleep habits shu b reported to ur doc. Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a stimulant, may worsen insomnia. ...Read more

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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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What are some weight gain foods?

What are some weight gain foods?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Weight gain?

What are the tests for Weight gain?

Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard. ...Read more

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Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Clarify: Are you asking if soy beans help you gain or lose weight? They are an excellent source of protein. By themselves, they will not help you gain or lose weight but as part of a healthy diet they can help in both. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained weight gain?

What causes unexplained weight gain?

Possible reasons: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

More food!: Hi puppy76726,

that's an easy one. Just take in more calories than you expend. That's the big problem most people have with their weight.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for weight gain?

What are the best foods for weight gain?

Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. ...Read more

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How to control mastubation.? Its ruselt in weight gain.?

Masturbation: There is no medical reason one should not masturbate in general. No, masturbation does not lead to weight gain.

Masturbation is a natural human experience. Almost every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no scientific reason to deny yourself this normal experience. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can weight gain be avoided on valproate?

Can weight gain be avoided on valproate?

Can't: You can't avoid this side effect, but what you can do is, talk to yo ur doc, and set up a plan to apply some other means to correct weight gain, such as excercise etc. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for weight gain?

Weight loss: A comprehensive lifestyle change that encompasses diet and exercise will lead to healthy weight loss that can be sustained. Fad diets result in unhealthy weight loss that is not sustainable. ...Read more

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Would citalopram be linked to weight gain?

Would citalopram be linked to weight gain?

Possibly: Most people don't get weight gain taking citalopram. But some people do get it, and it is not uncommon. Then, the options are mangement with diet and excercize. Taking a counteracting medication, or switching to another medication. ...Read more

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Is an 8kg weight gain at 26 weeks ok? I started at 62 kg

Is an 8kg weight gain at 26 weeks ok? I started at 62 kg

Yes: It sounds like you are on track with normal weight gain. However, weight gain is less important than fetal growth and weight gain. The better question to ask your OB provider is, "Are my fundal heights appropriate and did my US show adequate growth? " There seems to be an obsession with weight gain in pregnancy and honestly many women gain too much. Keep up a healthy diet and congrats. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Busipirone (Definition)

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