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

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Anonymous 27 Jun 2011

Hello,

Weight gain is not listed as a possible side effect:

BuSpar

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.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using BuSpar:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal muscle movements; chest pain; fainting; fever; irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination; memory problems; new or worsening mental, mood, or personality changes (eg, anger, hostility, confusion, depression); seizures; suicidal thoughts or actions; unusual restlessness; vision changes.

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/buspar-side-effects.html

Take care,

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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