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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

NO: Mirtazepine does not cause Direct weight gain, rather, it increases appetite which then leads to weight gain in approximately 10% of those that take the med. ...Read more

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Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

It is possible: Weight gain or weight loss are possible side effects from clonazepam. ...Read more

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Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Ltg: I usually think of Lamictal as weight neutral, especially compared to topamax/zonegran (appetite suppressing) and Depakote (usually with wt gain). It is possible though. ...Read more

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Mirtazipine does it cause weight gain?

Mirtazipine does it cause weight gain?

Very often: Most common side effects of Remeron (mirtazapine) are weight gain & fatigue. However for some patients who suffered from loss of appetite/weight loss and sleep disturbance while depressed this can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does sertraline (lustral) cause weight gain?

Does sertraline (lustral) cause weight gain?

Not classically: Serotonin enhancing agents can sometimes be associated with carbohydrate craving especially sweets which can be associated with weight gain ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause weight gain ?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause weight gain ?

Rarely: It would only rarely cause weight gain and if it follows the pattern of other ssris , with the exception of paxil, (paroxetine) the weight gain would start generally six months to a year into treatment. ...Read more

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Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Generally: it does not, at least by itself. However, the conditions you received it for may be associated with weight gain. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

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Some: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in a class of medications known to cause weight gain and sometimes diabetes and high cholesterol. Abilify (aripiprazole) itself is less likely to cause this than many others, but the risk is still there. ...Read more

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Does serequel cause weight gain?

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Does serequel cause weight gain?

Seroquel (quetiapine): This is dose-dependent & more so with increased sedation, especially the regular release seroquel, (quetiapine) slightly less so with the extended release form. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause weight gain?

Does vicodin cause weight gain?

Not likely : Vicodin does not cause weight gain. Moreover, some of the side effects are loss of appetite and constipation. Check the list of your other drugs with your doctor. For example tricyclic antidepressant or antiseizure could increase appetite especially for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Does cypralex cause to gain weight?

Does cypralex cause to gain weight?

Yes it can.: Best wishes! http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=1924. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/default.htm.

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Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Promethazine or: Phenergan is an anti-histamine which is used to treat allergies, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, control of pain. Its most common side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision. But weight gain is not uncommonly reported...the drug may interact with appetite suppression mechanisms. Extra care should be taken to carefully monitor food intake/increase activity ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes, but not in most people. And much less than almost all of the drugs in the same class. ...Read more

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How does Zoloft (sertraline) lead weight gain?

Not really known: 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 weight gain is not well understood. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Yes: All of the ssri cause weigh gain...Sorry but it is true. The drug companies say no but the expérience says yes! ...Read more

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Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight

Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight

It's complicated: Celexa is actually more weight-neutral than other antidepressants like tricyclics, paxil, (paroxetine) or remeron. People vary in their responses, with some losing weight on it and others gaining. Weight gain on antidepressants may be connected with affinity for histamine receptors, as this increases hypothalamic amp kinase which stimulates orexin, an appetite-inducing hormone. http://tinyurl.com/kk53lup. ...Read more

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I have gained a lot of weight on celexa (citalopram). Does that cause weight gain and how can I lose it?

I have gained a lot of weight on celexa (citalopram). Does that cause weight gain and how can I lose it?

It can happen: Weight gain is a possible side effect with celexa. You might talk to your physician about the possibility of changing from Celexa to it's sister drug- lexapro (escitalopram). It may be more weight neutral for you. But, the only way to get the extra weight off is the good old fashioned way: exercise and ensuring that calories burned exceeds caloric intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Can citalopram hbr cause weight gain?

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Celexa (citalopram): Yes, minimal, not common.

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Is 10mg citalopram likely to cause weight gain?

Yes, it possible: Some people are sensitive to the weight gain side effects of Celexa (citalopram) even in small doses. Usually it is rare at this dose but not impossible. But before you do anything make sure the weight gain is related to celexa (citalopram). You could try the old method of controlling what you eat and exercise and see if you still gain weight, then you can talk to your psychiatrist looking for options. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that citalopram will cause weight gain?

Is it actually true that citalopram will cause weight gain?

Unlikely: Weight gain with citalopram is uncommon. When it does occur in the ssri class of drugs in general, it tends to start 6 months or more into treatment. The reasons for this are not known. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does the medication celexa cause weight gain? I was on it for three years and now i'm prozac (fluoxetine). Could these two medications cause weight gain?

Does the medication celexa cause weight gain? I was on it for three years and now i'm prozac (fluoxetine). Could these two medications cause weight gain?

Yes: Although Celexa is labeled as weight neutral and Prozac (fluoxetine) is weight negative. I have actually seen weight gain as well sometimes with these meds. A lot depends on the patient their own personal reaction to medicines. Check with your doctor to see if another medicine would be better and less likely to cause weight gain for you. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can ecp cause weight gain?

Can ecp cause weight gain?

ECP: What do you mean by ECP? Emergency Contraception Pill? External Counterpulsation? Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy? Etc.? Just not sure what you mean. Please clarify meaning using words vice acronym and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can threptin cause weight gain?

Threptin: Threptin micromix powder does not list weight gain as a side effect. Eating threptin biscuits could contribute to weight gain. ...Read more

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Can estrogel cause weight gain?

Not normally: Estrogen gel is usually low dose a minimally absorbed so it should not cause weight gain the way an estrogen tablet would. ...Read more

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Does serequel cause weight gain?

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Seroquel (quetiapine): This is dose-dependent & more so with increased sedation, especially the regular release seroquel, (quetiapine) slightly less so with the extended release form. ...Read more

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Does microval cause weight gain?

Does microval cause weight gain?

Studies don't show: Studies do not show a direct link between oral contraceptives and weight gain. I see that you have PCOS from your profile. Patients with PCOS tend to struggle with their weight. Oral contraceptives tend to help with menstrual cycle control in PCOS ...Read more

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Could fructose cause weight gain?

Could fructose cause weight gain?

See below YES: The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories. However, a new study conducted in an animal model at wake forest baptist medical center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. See your md if youhave? ...Read more

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Could pediasure cause weight gain?

Pediasure: Pediasure is a nutritional supplement designed for use in children during periods of illness, poor appetite or inadequate weight gain. It is a high calorie, vitamin supplemented product which can cause weight gain. Ensure is the adult version. ...Read more

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Mirtazipine does it cause weight gain?

Very often: Most common side effects of Remeron (mirtazapine) are weight gain & fatigue. However for some patients who suffered from loss of appetite/weight loss and sleep disturbance while depressed this can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does Gralise 900mg cause weight gain?

Gralise: Gralise is gabapentin in a once a day dose. Gabapentin does cause weight gain hence GRalise is not immune from this - yes it can cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can taking viviscal cause weight gain?

Beauty product: Supplements or vitamins that are not produced by pharmaceutical companies do not require fda approvals hence reliable randomized clinical studies are rare hence i can not comment with any evidence based facts. However users do suggest that it could. ...Read more

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Will eating raisins cause weight gain?

Will eating raisins cause weight gain?

If you eat enough: of ANYTHING with calories....weight gain is possible..Why are you asking ??? Ask question again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more

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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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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more