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Anorexia Nervosa - Medications

There are no medicines to treat anorexia nervosa. But if you are depressed or anxious, your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant medicine.

An antidepressant may help if you also have depression, an anxiety disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

If you have anorexia and are taking medicine, you must have regular checkups. Being malnourished or severely underweight can change the amount of medicine in your body. Too much or too little can be dangerous.

During a checkup, your doctor will note your heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure. You may also have blood tests to check the amount of medicine in your blood.

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Last Updated: August 25, 2011
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