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How Does Your Appetite On Citalopram
No changes generally: Some people on citalopram will have a decreased appetite but this is not a common complaint with this medication. If you notice a major change in your appetite or weight on this medication talk with the physician who prescribed it about whether you may do better with an alternative medication. ...Read more
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
It depends: While Wellbutrin (bupropion) is considered a weight neutral antidepressant, losing one's appetite is not necessarily expected. However, you will be less likely to gain weight from it. If your depression has led to a weight gain due to emotional eating, you may find that the urge to eat like that will decrease as the medicine reduces your depression. ...Read more
How does lexamil cipla ( escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?
Escitalopram: People respond to medication differently. Some will gain weight while others lose weight. The weight gain can be due to the medication slowing the metabolism and/or increasing your appetite. Changing your diet and regular exercise can be helpful. On average escitalopram can take 4-6 weeks to help with anxiety and depression. I have had some patients report that it started working sooner for them. ...Read more
About 3-4 Weeks: Ssri medications such as Lexapro (escitalopram) take a few weeks to reach their maximum potential. Thus it is recommended to try and get about 3-4 weeks into the medication before considering dose or medication changes. Other factors may also play a role in the perceived effectiveness of the medication as well. I recommend you speak with your therapist and/or prescriber regarding this medication. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Breakfast: Eat a big breakfast before you take your medication. Make sure to eat something at lunch even if you are not hungry. Do the same for supper. Make sure you have nutrition dense food, and not 'junk food'. Maybe your doctor could lower your dose of medication or just lower the dose on the weekend. Appetite usually gets better the longer you take the medication. ...Read more
Eat Breakfast: Eat a big breakfast before you take your medication. Make sure to eat something at lunch even if you are not hungry. Do the same for supper. Make sure you have nutrition dense food, and not 'junk food'. Maybe your doctor could lower your dose of medication or just lower the dose on the weekend. Appetite usually gets better the longer you take the medication. May not change appetite but helps. ...Read more
Will my doctor take me off the depression medication if I tell them how much it increased my appetite?
Depends: This is a discussion between you and your doctor (who knows your medical history best) but there are many other alternatives to choose from. I can't see why your doctor wouldn't want to try something else to prevent weight gain, especially if it worries you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The effects of a medication like Prozac (fluoxetine) depend on why you are taking it. In cases of depression, a positive effect can be seen in as little as 1-2 weeks. However, for anxiety disorders, especially hard to treat ones like ocd, effects sometimes take up to 2 months to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
about 2 weeks: As with most antidepressants, bupropion takes about 2 weeks to start to have an antidepressant effect. This varies from person to person, ; also depending on the symptom. E.G., sleep ; appetite often improve a little before mood does. Unfortunately, antidepressant side-effects, if any, don't wait 2 weeks. Headache ; jitteriness occasionally occur with bupropion; usually it's well tolerated. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): The time to onset of action of an antidepressant, including prozac, (fluoxetine) depends upon a number of factors including the condition being treated. That being said, you can generally expect one to two weeks to start to notice the clinical effect and 4-6 weeks to safely evaluate the full effect of any particular dose in the treatment of depression. Side effects, if present, can be experienced sooner. ...Read more
How does klonopin (clonazepam) work on serotonin? I've heard it can contribute to depression. How so?
Klonopin (clonazepam): Although klonopin's main action is on gaba-a receptors leading to inhibition of neuronal impulses, it also affects serotonin. It decreases 5ht utilization in the brain as well as egress of 5-hiaa from the brain. http://tinyurl.com/muqaacu it apparently upregulates serotonin transporters which do the opposite of ssri's -- take serotonin out of the synapse. Voila -- maybe more depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to have the desired clinical effects on someone just starting with lithobid (lithium carbonate)?
One or two weeks: You should be able to tell wether it is working. ...Read more
What is the equivalent of Paxil (paroxetine) 10 and Paxil (paroxetine) 20 to Zoloft? How long does it take Paxil (paroxetine) to exit your body completely? How long does Zoloft need to work
They are different: Medications, can't just substitute one for another, everyone is different ...Read more
Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .
Appetite suppression: Phentermine principally affects appetite due to its release of norepinehrine. It has lesser effects on serotonin and dopamine. It is typically used short term and withdrawal occurs in a low percentage of patients. Long term weight loss requires life style changes. Eat 6 small equal meals, manage stress skillfully, and move like pretend jump roping through the day for drug free wt loss. ...Read more
Methanol: Will make you very acidotic and go blind. ...Read more
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