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    Paxil (paroxetine) more likely to cause significant weight gain than Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft


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    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.)

     

    DOSES

    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).

    REFERENCE

    Malone M. Medications associated with weight gain (ce) (december). Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Nov 8.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Albany College of Pharmacy
    106 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208-3492
    518/445-7302 fax
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