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Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Possible: All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely. It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Temazepam cause weight gain?

Temazepam cause weight gain?

Not particularly: But it has other side effects that may affect a person's weight in variable patterns. Some patients do get nauseated which may decrease your caloric intake and cause some mild weight loss. Some patients, not frequently, sleep eat, and this may cause increased caloric intake and mild weight gain. ...Read more

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Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly gain but...: About 25% of those who take zoloft (sertraline) gain 10 pounds or more, but the good news is 75% don't. The benefits may well outweigh this risk; if you are among those who gain much you can always stop. But there are also alternative treatments including counseling, 5-htp, same, st john's wort ; homeopathy; consider seeing a holistic md or nd to explore all options. ...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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Is weight gain from Effexor (venlafaxine) metabolic?

Not certain: No one is certain as to what causes weight gain on Effexor (venlafaxine) in some patients. For some, Effexor (venlafaxine) might decrease the sense of satiety, or fullness, causing people to eat more than usual. We know that some people have a genetic predisposition to increased side effects to ssris, involving their effect on the serotonin 2a receptor, which has an impact on appetite. ...Read more

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Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Not commonly: Weight gain is not common with Buspar (buspirone) -- happens in less than 1% of people according to pre-clinical studies. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) weight fluctuation common? Expected to lose weight.

Prozac (fluoxetine) weight fluctuation common? Expected to lose weight.

Not very common: Prozac (fluoxetine) is supposed to be weight neutral. I have seen people gain and lose weight on it, but i suspect the weight change is from changes in their depressive symptoms. Remember, depression can cause changes in appetite either lowering or increasing, so if you're getting better, appetite should move toward normal. ...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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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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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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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) stall weight loss?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) stall weight loss?

Maybe: It's possible that your medication is making it harder to lose weight. Discuss with your doctor you may need to switch medications. Consider working with a nutritionist. If you do not get regular exercise, check with your doctor to make sure it is safe to start an exercise program. If you get the green light get started right away, you will feel better and the weight should start coming off. ...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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Weight gain program?

Weight gain program?

Consider nutrition: consult. Eat healthy foods high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 - 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes & bars ...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 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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Do people lose or gain weight on zoloft (sertraline)?

Do people lose or gain weight on zoloft (sertraline)?

Gain: There is more of a tendency to gain weight on zoloft (sertraline) (although some people have lost weight on it.). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

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