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Overweight. Taking pristiq, stopped and now taking lamotrigine. Can duromine be taken to aid weight loss?

My husband has recently been weened off pristiq and instead is taking lamotrigine. He was on pristiq for 3 years and it was a horrible drug. It had so many side effects including weight gain . Now that he is off it he is over weight and wishes to know if he can take duromine to help with the weight loss but is unsure if it will affect him whilst taking lamotrigine. Is he able to take it without any side effects? Please help as ever since he started on the pristiq he has been a yoyo dieter but the tablets always caused him not to be able to shift the weight he wanted to get rid of.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns and that your husband was recently switched from pristiq to lamictal. I am sorry to hear that he is also overweight. There are two ways to lose weight:

1. Eat right - and healthy. Which might mean that you need to consult a nutritionist.
2. Exercise regularly - 4 times a week for 30-40 min per session and it should include both cardio and weights.

Please use any other medication, especially if it is related to weight loss only with consultation from your psychiatrist or a specialist that can advise you about the particular medication. I hope you get yourself on the track to recovery and a healthy weight as soon as you can. I hope this helped.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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