What Are Some Antidepressant Medications That Can Cause Weight Loss?

What Are Some Antidepressant Medications That Can Cause Weight Loss?

Wellbrutin, also known as bupropion, is an antidepressant medication that may cause weight loss in some individuals. Wellbutrin, which acts as a stimulant, causes significant weight loss in 28 percent of people who take it, according to Stanford Medicine.

Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, is another antidepressant medication associated with weight loss. A systematic review of 11 research studies showed that short-term use of Prozac in obese patients resulted in an average of 7 pounds of weight loss, according to American Family Physician. However, long-term effects and maintenance of weight loss after Prozac use is discontinued have not been well studied as of 2015.