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
anxiety disorder, or
obsessive-compulsive disorder. For more information,
see one of the following topics:
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.