Use this table with caution. The calculations here are based on the side effects frequencies in the PDR. Dewand Except for the weight curves below, that’s direct 1-year weight gain data.
In addition, because these medications were not compared directly to one another (except in a few of the weight studies), the comparisons below might not be found in a direct comparison study. This table reflects a working estimate of side effect burden, based on available data.
|Prozac /fluoxetine||+++||++++||++++||see below||13|
|Luvox/fluvoxamine||+++++||+++++||++++||who cares? just look left!||15|
Let’s make it easy: all antidepressants cause weight gain except for bupropion/Wellbutrin. Really. Here are the 1-year data on that.Blumenthal There’s only one flat curve; if you can’t see the small print, yep, that’s bupropion.
Why isn’t bupropion the most widely prescribed antidepressant, you might ask? So thought a bunch of mood experts.