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5 Things You Need to Know About Gaining Weight on Lexapro

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5 Things You Need to Know About Gaining Weight on Lexapro
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Lexapro (or escitalopram oxalate) is a medication prescribed for depression and anxiety. It relieves the symptoms of both conditions by altering the levels of the chemical serotonin in the brain. However, it is possible to experience side effects with Lexapro. Some people report weight gain, although it is hard to tell whether the medicine or other factors are cause since the medication affects different people in different ways.

Lexapro (or escitalopram oxalate) is a medication prescribed for depression and anxiety. It relieves the symptoms of both conditions by altering the levels of the chemical serotonin in the brain. However, it is possible to experience side effects with Lexapro. Some people report weight gain, although it is hard to tell whether the medicine or other factors are cause since the medication affects different people in different ways.

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