I have been on Paxil for 25 years now and noticed weight gain immediately. Now I am over 50 pounds overweight. Has anyone else noticed this?
Paroxetine - does it cause obesity?
Question posted by Paxbut59 on 26 May 2021
Last updated on 26 May 2021 by WildcatVet
Paxil is considered to be weight neutral because it can cause weight gain OR weight loss in some users:
"Common (1% to 10% of users): Decreased appetite, increased appetite, weight gain, weight loss"
Unfortunately many, if not most, psychotropic medications have the potential to cause metabolic changes leading to weight changes.
Everybody responds differently to these drugs so there's always a chance of this side effect in some people.
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