13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight


3. Prozac

Prozac is also an SSRI and generally known as weight loss but it can affect negatively also in terms of making you gain weight.

According to a study, people who take Prozac shed more weight than people who were in placebo group but later those people who lost 11 pounds in the period of 6 months, gained that weight back in 3 months.

4. Remeron (mirtazapine)

Remeron is also an antidepressant medicine that increases the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the body, and these two compounds are associated with weight loss. But this drug also has antihistamine activities that can lead to weight gain as well.

Remeron is sometimes more suggested medicine because this generally doesn’t a side effect because it is recommended to the old age people, who are overweight and needs to increase their appetite.

5. Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Zyprexa is am antipsychotic drug that leads to quick weight gain. People who take this drug are likely to gain 7% more weight than people who don’t, in the course of 18 months or less.

Drugs like these are used to treat bipolar disorders and have antihistamine activities in the body and constrains the levels of serotonin that is clearly linked to weight gain.


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