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Lexapro weight gain why

Premium Questions

Dr.     Alexander H. Sheppe MD

I started Lexapro 15 milligrams about 3 months ago and I have gained about 35 pounds since. I want to know if this was because of the Lexapro since I had weight loss surgery in 2011 and have not... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe ( Psychiatrist)
Dr.    Prof. Kunal Saha MD

I am overweight , and I need to do something about it. One thing I would like to know is, do anti-depressants (like Lexapro ) cause weight gain? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Noble Zachariah MD

about the best way to get off of this medicine? I has caused a 50 pound weight gain, and I am worried ...My doctor just recently added 150 mg of wellbutrin xl to my Lexapro 20mg and abilify 5mg. I... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Noble Zachariah ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr.    Alexander H. Sheppe MD

in good condition. She is 5'5" and 115-120 lbs so weight gain would be of little concern on specific side ... when I cannot monitor her. Is Lexapro or Celexa a reasonable start and what is the minimal... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe ( Psychiatrist)
Dr. Hema Yadav MD

this be? I have not lost a lot of weight or gained a lot. the sympthoms can last for 30 minutes to 3 hours after eating. I am on vyvanse and lexapro . am not sexually active. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Hema Yadav ( Pediatrician)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. GULSHAN BARWAR MD

Hello, years ago i was on lexapro for some situational depression an anxiety. I gained weight but found the medicine to be helpful and went off. Just recently I m suffering from depression again. My ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. GULSHAN BARWAR ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. GULSHAN BARWAR MD

I am diabetic and I take water pills because of having congestive heart failure. Now in two months on Lexapro I ve regained 10 lbs that I lost over the summer. Why ? And please don t just say increased ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. GULSHAN BARWAR ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi MD

What is the best to wean of lexapro? I take 10mg day and have been on and off for last 6 years. Every time is go on I notice a significant amount of weight gain. I am a avid runner. If I cut down to 5 ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Shoaib Khan MD

this be leading to the continued weight gain and would Effexor be a better choice, I take the Lexapro ...I suffered a bi-lateral pe 2 yrs ago and have suffered a lot of weight gain as I... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Shoaib Khan ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ashish Ranjan MD

When I started Lexapro 1+ year ago my urine smell turned to ammonia but I also gained 25+ lbs ... I have diabetes from the sudden drug drop + weight gain? Thank you in advance. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ashish Ranjan ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Rakesh Sharma MD

Both have side effects of the same.No safe pill for loosing weight.

Dr.  Neel Kudchadkar MD

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an SSRI type of anti-depressant that brings down severe anxiety. The side effects of this drug include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, difficulty in sleeping, weight fluctuation and...

Dr. Shailja Puri MD

Hello and welcome to HCM, Lexapro is anti depressant drug used to treat depression in adults. The kidney and liver functions should be monitored before starting the drug. Common side effects are constipation, lack...