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Re: Does Nardil cause weight gain? Pls advise!

Posted by ace on July 15, 2003, at 23:30:06

In reply to Does Nardil cause weight gain? Pls advise!, posted by david maclean on July 15, 2003, at 23:18:06

> My psych doc prescribed me Nardil (phenelzine). When I asked about weight gain she said she had not heard of Nardil being associated with weight gain.

She musn't read the literature much. All serious MDs know Nardil often causes weight gain. Maybe she ment Parnate. This MAOI doesn't usually cause it.

> But I thought that certian MAOIs and Nardil in particular were known to commonly cause noticeable weight gain. Maybe I got that wrong or is it true?
> If I Google for this information I get rather inconclusive replies. There are references in Google to weight gain but those references seem to be the sort of thing which are only mentioned in passing.
> Can someone comment on this PLEASE!
> (1) How likely is weight gain with Nardil?

From my experience and the great many anecdotes/clinical reports I've read up on, I'd say 75% certain.

> (2) How great might the weight gain be - as far as it is possible to say with such a variable thing?

It is variable, but I'd say around 3-5 Kilograms.

> Thank you.
> David

No worries. Nardil is such a great drug, I care little about the weight gain I've had.





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