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How common is weight gain on luvox? How about abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Not common

Luvox is an ssri antidepressant that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive dx, social anxiety dx, and depression.
Jazz pharmaceuticals indicates that Luvox has a "weight-neutral profile." Abilify (aripiprazole) is an anti-psychotic that is now also used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) may work by decreasing Dopamine and increasing serotonin. Weight gain occurs infrequently.

In brief: Not common

Luvox is an ssri antidepressant that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive dx, social anxiety dx, and depression.
Jazz pharmaceuticals indicates that Luvox has a "weight-neutral profile." Abilify (aripiprazole) is an anti-psychotic that is now also used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) may work by decreasing Dopamine and increasing serotonin. Weight gain occurs infrequently.
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Weight gain

In a 3 week clinical trial – adults treated w abilify (aripiprazole) for Bipolar I disorder gained average of 0.
7 pounds (placebo lost 0.2 pounds). In another 3 week study of abilify (aripiprazole) tx for adults w Bipolar I disorder - 2.2% of patients gained 7 % or greater body weight compared to 2.7% with placebo. (http://www.abilify (aripiprazole).com/bipolar/side-effects.aspx). I was unable to find specific % for weight gain with Luvox.

In brief: Weight gain

In a 3 week clinical trial – adults treated w abilify (aripiprazole) for Bipolar I disorder gained average of 0.
7 pounds (placebo lost 0.2 pounds). In another 3 week study of abilify (aripiprazole) tx for adults w Bipolar I disorder - 2.2% of patients gained 7 % or greater body weight compared to 2.7% with placebo. (http://www.abilify (aripiprazole).com/bipolar/side-effects.aspx). I was unable to find specific % for weight gain with Luvox.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
However : http://www.rxlist.com/luvox-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm lists both weight loss and weight gain as "frequent" with luvox.
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