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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 06:54
i take celexa and pravasatin and would like to know if anyone can tell me do these drugs make you gain weight or make it hard to lose....thanks

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 07:05
There are lots of meds that make you retain water. What is pravasatin?
If its a steriod it will make you retain.

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 18:03
Celexa actually is known in some people to help aid in weight loss. Its an off label use though so its not covered and most doctors don't prescribe it as there are other drugs that are off label that are better suited for dealing with depression and weight loss at the same time such as Wellbutrin. Pravasatin is another one that is linked to weight loss but not because it causes it but because of the lifestyle changes that are recommended along with the prescription. Neither are known to inhibit weight loss though. Hope this helps.

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Posted: 22 Dec 2010, 21:16
if these are anti-depressants then it is quite possible that you may gain some weight and have to work a lot harder. I am on Cymbalta and Elivil and I too have to work harder.


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Posted: 07 Sep 2011, 02:31
im on citalapram will that effect my weigh ..i also use stong steriod inhalers does anyone know ?
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Posted: 02 Oct 2011, 23:46
countess sherry wrote:
im on citalapram will that effect my weigh ..i also use stong steriod inhalers does anyone know ?

i think citalapram affected my weight loss so did fluoxetine which is generic prozac many do u have to talk to your doctor about it i've been on zoloft paxil u name it and i'm on seizure meds my main reason for being overweight was when i started having seizures the medication, check with your doctor first
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Posted: 16 Oct 2011, 19:49
I have taken steroid inhalers since childhood and everything I have read states that they do not affect weight. It is not like taking steroids orally. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 12:41
Citalapram is the generic name for Celexa. My doctor told me this drug will cause you to gain or make it harder to lose weight. So, she switched me to Welbutrin. Which is not supposed to interfer with weight loss. I haven't seen any results yet, but it's only been a month - so....Cool

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