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What are side effects of antidepressants for anorexia?

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Certain antidepressants are sometimes prescribed for anorexia. It doesn’t treat the condition, but can help with symptoms like anxiety or depression that sometimes go along with the disorder. Any side effects usually go away after a week or two. But sexual problems, like trouble with orgasm or ejaculation, often continue as long as you’re on antidepressants.

Other side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain

SOURCES:

FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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