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Which medications can help treat binge eating disorder?

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Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), which is also used to treat ADHD, helps you have fewer episodes. It's the first FDA-approved medication to treat binge eating disorder. Common side effects are dry mouth, trouble sleeping, increased heart rate, and jittery feelings.

The antiseizure drug topiramate (Topamax) may also help, but its side effects can include memory problems, tingling sensations in fingers and toes, trouble speaking, and sedation.

Doctors may sometimes recommend antidepressants, too

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Mayo Clinic.

FDA news release.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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Mayo Clinic.

FDA news release.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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