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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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I have been presc. Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for anxiety and depression. I am afraid it will cause weight gain? I have BDD and am very self consious about wght?

Unlikely: Duloxetine has a small chance of weight gain, but most people don't get it. If you do get it, rest assured that the medicine can be stopped, or a counteracting medicine can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Was allergic to Effexor XR but helped the most! today tried pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and itching! next i'm trying cymbalta but don't want weight gain! :((((?

Was allergic to Effexor XR but helped the most! today tried pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and itching! next i'm trying cymbalta but don't want weight gain! :((((?

Acctualy… : Cymbalta (duloxetine) has a side effects: loss of appetite, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, tiredness, drowsiness. Constipation is the most common, but adding magnesium to the mix is helpful. The allergic reaction to this drug is also rare. I hope it will be the right medication for you. ...Read more

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After stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg my dr gave me 25mg zoloft for anxiety/ocd. Says it will not cause weight gain at this dosage. I gained on cymbalta (duloxetine)..?tx

Weight Gain: I hope this works for you. Time will tell. I find my patients seem to eventually gain weight on these medications regardless of the dose. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the only antidepressant that seems not to contribute to weight gain. However, this medication might be appropriate for you. I hope you will not be offended by my suggestion: Perhaps this could be a good time to increase your activity level. ...Read more

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I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin for small fiber n. Gained 7 lbs in the 5 weeks i've been on GABA . Is there a med that won't cause weight gain?

I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin for small fiber n.  Gained 7 lbs in the 5 weeks i've been on GABA . Is there a med that won't cause weight gain?

Not Realy: Weight gain with either or both of these medications are pretty typical. However, i would hope you are starting to feel better and now you can get out an exercise more to loose the extra weight. Hang in there. These medications are good ones, and worth trying for 90-120 days. ...Read more

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