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Can Taking Paxil Make You Gain Weight
Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paxil is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal ...Read more
Weight change + ?: Some report weight loss. Side effects vary with most antidepressants and yes, some report pcos. Research findings are inconsistent w/ respect to these effects but you need to discuss your experience with the doctor who prescribed. Do not stop w/out being monitored - it can be risky unless guided. Best wishes - hope this helps. http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/paxil/polycystic+ovarian+syndrome+(pcos). ...Read more
Possibly Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this possible weight gain concerns you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting put on Paxil 10mg, if i eat right and exercise will it still make me gain weight anyway because if something in the pill? Tyvm
Started taking Paxil for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms...Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil?
Not to my knowledge: Though it is not listed as one of the primary side effects, it is certainly possible. I usually advise my patients that if they should notice that they are eating more due to a given medication, they should probably keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. No medication will make you want to eat chocolate or fried foods, the choice is yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very possible: While many antidepressants may list weight gain as a possible side effect, this can be due to many factors including improved appetite with the resolution of depression. However, many patients on Paxil commonly have weight gain as a direct effect of the medications actions on histamine receptors. ...Read more
Mild to moderate: Part of the weight gain is related to how much you eat. Some people do not gain weight but others do. If you are already overweight should be more vigilant to watch your weight. Eat balanced meals and follow a diet plan. As some moods improve, the pt may want to eat more. Be careful and best wishes. ...Read more
Having a hard time getting off Paxil 10 mg. is there another drug I can transition to without weight gain? Harder withdrawl than klonopin. Suggestions
A couple suggestions: Are you actually looking to transition to another drug or are you trying to come off all together? You could try transitioning to citalopram which doesn't tend to be as difficult to stop as Paxil but is related enough that you should still have some relief of your mental symptoms. Another one to consider transitioning to would be sertraline. Weight gain isn't that big an issue with either of those ...Read more
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