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Does Buspar cause weight gain/ lowering metabolism as side affect?

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27 Jun 2011


Weight gain is not listed as a possible side effect:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using BuSpar:

Blurred vision; dizziness; drowsiness; excitability; headache; lightheadedness; nausea.


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onmyway72 27 Jun 2011

Thanks! Just wondering if any groups of people experienced weight gain on Buspar. I experienced weight gain on Lexapro and hated it, so hoping I can get the benefits of this med without the frustration of feeling heavy.

Anonymous 27 Jun 2011

Well, I also hope you do not experience any weight gain, and you are welcome.-

Patty4 26 Mar 2012

I have gained 5 lbs in the last 6 weeks. :(

jpender 3 May 2014

I have been taking busiporne twice a day for hot flashes and watch what I eat and work out 5 times a week but keep gaining weight... could this be a side effect of this medication? Help!

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