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What causes weight gain while on Ontrintellix?

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Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017
Question: yes thank you i have been on a few diet pills as well now i was puy ontrintellix 10mg and would like to add contrave for whight loes in 3 weeks i have gain more 7'pounds
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not a good idea to mix Contrave with trintellix

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. Weight gain is quite common with antidepressants.
Contrave, on the other hand, while a fairly effective weight loss aid, contains two drugs, one of which is an antidepressant. Combining the two antidepressants together is not a good idea, so I suggest you stop taking Trintellix and give Contrave a try for a few weeks. Chances are you will take care of both weight gain and depression with a single drug.

I hope this helps.
Wishing you all the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Ornela Ademovi (6 hours later)
thanks CAN YOU GIVE ME A LIST OF THE ONES THAT MAY NOT CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN I HAVE NOT BEEN ON DIET PILLS IM ON ANXIET MED
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There are a few anti anxiety drugs that do not cause weight gain

Detailed Answer:
There are a few anti anxiety drugs not associated with weight gain such as Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox and Paxil.
This is a suggested list you can discuss with your doctor to figure out what is right for you.
I hope this helps.
Wishing you all the best


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes weight gain while on Ontrintellix?

Brief Answer: Not a good idea to mix Contrave with trintellix Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern. Weight gain is quite common with antidepressants. Contrave, on the other hand, while a fairly effective weight loss aid, contains two drugs, one of which is an antidepressant. Combining the two antidepressants together is not a good idea, so I suggest you stop taking Trintellix and give Contrave a try for a few weeks. Chances are you will take care of both weight gain and depression with a single drug. I hope this helps. Wishing you all the best