How Prozac Affects Weight

Weight gain or weight loss is one possible side effect of using Prozac. Studies have revealed that about one percent of users will gain weight while on this medication. However, it is more common to lose weight while on Prozac since it can curb your appetite.

Fast Facts:

  • You should consult with your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain while on Prozac.
  • Weight gain or loss can also be associated with depression.
  • Although not approved by the FDA, some doctors prescribe Prozac to obese patients.
  • You can take an OrganizedWisdom quiz to help shed light on whether or not your weight gain could be caused by your medications.