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How does your appetite on citalopram?

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

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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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How long does it take to lose your appetite when taking Wellbutrin (bupropion)?

How long does it take to lose your appetite when taking Wellbutrin (bupropion)?

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

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How does lexamil cipla ( escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?

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

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How long does it take Lexapro (escitalopram) to start really working? I'm on the generic

How long does it take Lexapro (escitalopram) to start really working? I'm on the generic

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 more

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How to increase my appetite while on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

How to increase my appetite while on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

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

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How do you increase appetite while on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

How do you increase appetite while on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

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

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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 more

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How long does it take to begin feeling the effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

How long does it take to begin feeling the effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

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 more

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How long does it take to feel the effect of bupropion?

How long does it take to feel the effect of bupropion?

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

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How long does 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) take to get into your blood system to feel effects?

How long does 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) take to get into your blood system to feel effects?

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

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How does klonopin (clonazepam) work on serotonin? I've heard it can contribute to depression. How so?

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 more

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How long does it take to feel effects of Abilify (aripiprazole)?

How long does it take to feel effects of Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Some of my patients have reported improvement in depressive or psychotic sxs in 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get celexa (citalopram) out of your system?

celexa (citalopram): 2-3 days. If taking medication, the withdrawal symptoms may last 7-10 days. It better to taper the medication slowly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get Abilify (aripiprazole) out of your system?

5: 5 half lives (75 hours for aripiprazole, 94 for its active metabolite) is usually the rule to consider it out of your system for any practical purpose. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a diet pill. Some weight loss is reported but also some report slight weight gain. Overall, weight changes are slight to none. ...Read more

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How long does Zoloft (sertraline) make your urine yellow?

How long does Zoloft (sertraline) make your urine yellow?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) nor any other antidepressants changes the color of your urine, and your urine should be yellow. ...Read more

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Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .

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

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Celexa (Definition)

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