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Review: could Citalopram hydrobromide cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Citalopram hydrobromide, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Depression.

We study 23,292 people who have side effects while taking Citalopram hydrobromide from FDA and social media. Among them, 426 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Citalopram hydrobromide

Citalopram hydrobromide has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 24,904 Citalopram hydrobromide users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 23,274 people reported to have side effects when taking Citalopram hydrobromide. Among them, 425 people (1.83%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Citalopram hydrobromide reports

Time on Citalopram hydrobromide when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain11.43%20.00%18.57%22.86%12.86%10.00%4.29%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Citalopram hydrobromide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%3.00%13.90%11.99%26.43%27.25%17.44%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Citalopram hydrobromide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain3.23%51.61%38.71%6.45%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain8.33%0.00%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (92 people, 21.65%)
  2. Anxiety (42 people, 9.88%)
  3. Schizoaffective disorder (28 people, 6.59%)
  4. Neuralgia (26 people, 6.12%)
  5. Insomnia (22 people, 5.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (63 people, 14.82%)
  2. Celexa (52 people, 12.24%)
  3. Gabapentin (46 people, 10.82%)
  4. Lyrica (39 people, 9.18%)
  5. Xanax (36 people, 8.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

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    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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