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.

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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

Medication effects. Thank you for informing about Anxiety and Depression which can affect your weight. Side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) may be weight gain. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Intensity of Symptoms of Anxiety/OCD •Need for Zoloft (sertraline) •Benefits and side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) •Therapy for stresses of relationships, separations, work, and OCD •Balanced DietExercise •Breathing Relaxation •Visual Imagery •YogaTai Chi. Read more...
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...