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Doctor insights on: Cymbalta Side Effects Weight Gain

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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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Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain? Latuda (lurasidone)? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain?  Latuda (lurasidone)? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Latuda (lurasidone): can cause weight gain. None of these are known to cause significant hair loss. Depakote can cause the combination of weight gain and hair loss (breakage) ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Weightgain: Weight gain is listed as one of the side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine). Consult with your physician to address weight gain and if it is related directly to your medications. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause. Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause.  Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Probably too risky: B"sd weight gain is a complex thing: with cymbalta (duloxetine) "patients had a small weight loss early in treatment, returned to baseline weight in succeeding weeks, and had a mean weight increase of 2.1 kg .. after 52 weeks of treatment." Cymbalta 60 mg is effective for major depressive disorder - lowering or stopping would invite severe relapse. Entrust yourself to an accomplished psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does Cymbalta cause weight gain. Also your thoughts on Effexor (venlafaxine). Don't want to gain weight and am currently on Wellburin.tx?

Does Cymbalta cause weight gain.  Also your thoughts on Effexor (venlafaxine).  Don't want to gain weight and am currently on Wellburin.tx?

Be careful!: Even non-pregnant people need to be very cautious combining Wellbutrin (bupropion) with either of those medications - seizure risk is increased as well as other risks. All anti-depressant seem to result in weight gain for some folk - even ones that cause loss in others. In your case - definitely work w/ your OBGYN to be safe. Try to find a diet plan that will be good for you, your baby and weight control. ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Sometimes: Wellbutrin does not generally cause weight gain (and is often used specifically because it doesn't), although rarely it might cause weight gain. Prozac is somewhat more likely than wellbutrin to cause weight gain, but again generally does not. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is probably about as likely as Prozac to cause weight gain, but again generally does not cause significant weight gain. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?

Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?

COMMENTS: Of the listed three, Cymbalta causes nausea in 40%, and is the least likely to cause weight gain. Savella (milnacipran) may be of value in pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, and seems to also be less troublesome. A possible alternative to gabapentin could be Grailise or Horizant, and due to duration of action may be also less weight gain. The meds cause appetite change, so less caloric intake can prevent. ...Read more

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Discussing switching from cymbalta (duloxetine) to Zoloft for ocd---afraid of weight gain on zoloft---what is likelihood of Zoloft weight gain...Active..Watch diet?

Agree- quite weight: neutral. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry the average weight gain was 0.1% after > 1 year on zoloft (sertraline). 4.5% people treated with zoloft (sertraline) had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft (sertraline). However, mechanism for wei ...Read more

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