Drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression can alter the patient’s body weight. Many antidepressants stimulate weight gain, while some contribute to weight loss.
- Antidepressants that promote rapid weight gain should not be prescribed to obese people.
- Antidepressants decreasing appetite and promoting rapid weight loss should not be prescribed to patients with anorexia.
Obese people can be diagnosed with different diseases for the treatment of which they should take antidepressants. Weight loss pills taken by an obese person should not interact with the drug to treat depression and should not affect the pharmacological effect of antidepressants.
Weight loss medications that can affect the action of antidepressant drugs are included in the group of central nervous system stimulants.
Weight loss can be caused by both oral and injectable medications to fight obesity. For instance, one of the components of weight loss program can be vitamin B12 (injections).
This vitamin improves the metabolism and can promote fat burning. Therefore, before to get a prescription for an antidepressant, inform your doctor about all drugs you are using, especially those that can change the body weight.
It should be noted that not only prescription, but also natural antidepressants available for sale without a prescription could stimulate weight loss. Therefore, people with extremely low body mass should take RX or OTC pills to treat anxiety and depression with extreme caution.
Rapid weight loss is caused by the drugs providing a powerful antidepressant effect. These drugs are included in the pharmacological group of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).
Rapid weight loss can be caused not only by the TCAs sold from the middle of the last century, but also by the new antidepressants came into the market in the new millennium.
Modern antidepressants that can reduce weight are included in the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (including Fluoxetine pills) and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Reboxetine pills). A significant change in weight can be caused by many other antidepressants.
Weight loss is a rare side effect of modern antidepressants. Therefore, when choosing the best antidepressants, pay attention not to their ability to reduce weight, but to their therapeutic efficiency and safety.