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How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree

In brief: The same way

You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram).
Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category.

In brief: The same way

You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram).
Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Diet & Exercise

Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a weight loss medication.
It treats anxiety and depression, which can aalso be associated with appetite changes. One of the possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is loss of appetite, but that doesn't mean you will get that. Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet!

In brief: Diet & Exercise

Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a weight loss medication.
It treats anxiety and depression, which can aalso be associated with appetite changes. One of the possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is loss of appetite, but that doesn't mean you will get that. Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet!
Dr. Maritza Baez
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