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Paxil (paroxetine) more likely to cause significant weight gain than Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft
Thursday, November 17, 2005 7:25 am Email this article
The antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) is more likely to cause significant weight gain than either Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft (sertraline) according to according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. WEIGHT GAIN
Percent of patients who had significant weight gain: 26% on Paxil, 7% on Prozac, 4% on Zolft
After six to eight months, 25.5 percent of patient given Paxil (paroxetine) had gained at least 7 percent of their body weight compared to only 6.8 percent of those given Prozac (fluoxetine) and 4.2 percent of those given Zoloft (sertraline).
WOMEN VS MEN
Exteme weight gain 3 times as common in women as men
Extreme weight gain was three times as common in women as in men, occurring in 39.1 percent of women versus 12.5 percent of men.
(The term “extreme weight gain” was not defined in this review paper.)
Average doses: 37 mg of Paxil, 42 mg of Prozac, 94 mg of Zoloft
The average final doses were 37 mg of Paxil (paroxetine), 42 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and 94 mg of Zoloft (sertraline).
Malone M. Medications associated with weight gain (ce) (december). Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Nov 8.
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