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Cipramil (citalopram) is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressant, effective for depression, and somewhat for anxiety as well.
One of the most pronounced side effects of Cipramil is weight gain, sometimes substantial.
Most antidepressants cause side effects, particularly weight gain.
There is one, however, that does NOT cause weight gain, and may even help you to lose some of those extra pounds.
It is very effective as an antidepressant and as an antianxiety medication.
It is called bupropion (brand name is Wellbutrin) and should help you continue to feel relief from depression and anxiety, but no longer cause weight problems.
Talk to your physician about SLOWLY weaning you off the Cipramil (it cannot be done quickly) whilst adding on the bupropion.
Done slowly, the transition can be effected smoothly and you may start to lose weight as well. You certainly should not gain anymore.
I hope that this has helped you, and I shall keep you in my prayers.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC