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Does Zoloft or Abilify (aripiprazole) typically cause weight gain? I'm worried my extra few lbs are from the meds. 150mg Zoloft and 8 mg Abilify (aripiprazole)

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Weight gain on meds

There can be weight gain which is due to a variety of factors: slowed metabolism and increased hunger (esp from abilify) keep track of your weight and exercise.
Its easier to avoid wt gain if you pay attention than it is to lose later. Depression is not a good way to lose wt.

In brief: Weight gain on meds

There can be weight gain which is due to a variety of factors: slowed metabolism and increased hunger (esp from abilify) keep track of your weight and exercise.
Its easier to avoid wt gain if you pay attention than it is to lose later. Depression is not a good way to lose wt.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Well-known effect

Abilify (aripiprazole) is famous for causing weight gain.
This is a very common reaction.

In brief: Well-known effect

Abilify (aripiprazole) is famous for causing weight gain.
This is a very common reaction.
Dr. Becky Parks
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be

Associated with weight gain in some.
Zoloft (sertraline) tends to be more weight neutral but still some may gain on it. Studies have show that if people on atypical antipsychotic medications stay physically active, monitor their weight, & eat healthfully weight gain can be avoided.

In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be

Associated with weight gain in some.
Zoloft (sertraline) tends to be more weight neutral but still some may gain on it. Studies have show that if people on atypical antipsychotic medications stay physically active, monitor their weight, & eat healthfully weight gain can be avoided.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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