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can aripiprizole help a morbidly obese patient lose weight

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can aripiprizole help a morbidly obese patient lose weight?
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question.

Actually, this medication will cause weight gain.

Why do you suggest this?

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Well you see aripiprazole is an anti psychotic drug which is primarily used for treating psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and it's use is strictly specified for such defined conditions. Use of aripiprazole for weight loss is not indicated, on the contrary it may lead to weight gain. Any one who professes that this drug can be used for weight loss , he / she does not know any better and is making only assumptions which are not correct. So kindly refrain yourself from using this drug callously as it too comes with it's own set of side effects plus it's use is not for the purpose that you seek it for.

 

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