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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight?

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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication.
Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you.

In brief: Yes

Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication.
Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There used to be a website called "paxil porkers" on the internet.
It causes carbohydrate craving so try to watch the sweets.

In brief: Yes

There used to be a website called "paxil porkers" on the internet.
It causes carbohydrate craving so try to watch the sweets.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most of the medications in this class (ssri's) have a known side effect of weight gain.
Please discuss this with your prescribing doctor. It is often more important to treat depression or other issues than to worry about weight gain. If weight gain is a major concern, it needs to be discussed and see what options are open to you.

In brief: Yes

Most of the medications in this class (ssri's) have a known side effect of weight gain.
Please discuss this with your prescribing doctor. It is often more important to treat depression or other issues than to worry about weight gain. If weight gain is a major concern, it needs to be discussed and see what options are open to you.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Paxil (paroxetine)

Very much so, depending on dose and duration of treatment.

In brief: Paxil (paroxetine)

Very much so, depending on dose and duration of treatment.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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