Below are some types of medicines that may be the cause of your expanding waistline. It’s not a complete list, so speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about your prescriptions.
- citalopram (Celexa)
- fluoxetine (Prozac)
- fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- mirtazapine (Remeron)
- paroxetine (Paxil)
- sertraline (Zoloft)
Your doctor may call these “SSRIs” (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or “tricyclic antidepressants.” They boost the amount of certain “feel good” chemicals in your brain. Some of those chemicals also control your appetite and how your body breaks down calories.
“You might eat but not feel full,” DeCotiis says. “Or you might lay down more fat even if you’re not eating more.” That’s the case especially in the long run. Some depression drugs may cause you to gain as much as 24 pounds in a year.
Keep in mind that depression itself can affect your appetite and eating habits. Your doctor or counselor can help you with that.
- clozapine (Clozaril)
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
- olanzapine (Zyprexa)
- quetiapine (Seroquel)
- risperidone (Risperdal)
Mood stabilizers cause your appetite to turn on and stay on. Some may cause as much as an 11-pound weight gain in 10 weeks. People taking them for a long time may gain more.
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