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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