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Is My Medication Making Me Fat?

Written by Emily Lapkin, Medically reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D.

While Americans are getting fatter for a variety of reasons, there are a number of popular prescription medications that can trigger weight gain. It is good to know whether weight gain is a known side effect of your medication so that you can work with your doctor to counteract those effects with exercise and a healthy diet. Take this quick quiz to find out if your meds could pack on pounds.

1.  Are you taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) such as:

  • citalopram (Celexa)
  • fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • paroxetine (Paxil)
  • sertraline (Zoloft)

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