Antidepressants and food
are drugs that are used to lessen mood disorders. The disorders for example may include major
depressions, dysthymia and anxiety disorders. The drugs maybe but not limited
to monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs), tricyclic antidepressant (TCAs), selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs).
like sertraline and amitriptyline are known to cause some food cravings. When
taken, they up your appetite for food or have a slow metabolism. When your
appetite is increased, you crave for more food, and as a result gain weight. These are some
of the medications known to cause food cravings. Click
herefor more information on these drugs and their
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and food
You may be taking your SSRIs, because you are
suffering panic disorder. And you appetite and carbohydrates crave at the same time might be
increasing. The drugs may vary under SSRIs, but the most common one are the citalopram, fluoxetine,
paroxetine and sertraline. What will happen is that these drugs as side effects, they may increase
your appetite causing you to crave for food. Paroxetine is the most likely to cause you to yearn
for food. A visit to Livestrong.comshould tell you on what to
do if those drugs prescribed by the doctor make you crave for
Tricyclic as the cause for food
Some of the known drugs on this type of
medication are doxepin, imipramine and amitriptyline.
These pills too, increase your carvings for sweet foods.
That is, you will desire more for foods like chocolates. They may even slower your metabolism (how
your body utilizes our burns the food you consume and turns it to energy). This is the most common
type of pills to make you crave for more food. These are just some of
the medications known to cause food
From, Choiceandmedication.org you will get more details
on how tricyclic works.
MOAs and food cravings
For most people, craving is a result of changes
in mood and depressions. They turn to doctors and these professionals may prescribe MOAs. What
happens is that, the pill changes their mood. And now that they are depressed, most of the time,
you carve for more food. It may even to hormonal changes although this does not apply to most
people. An example would be mirtazapine.
mentioned drugs are just examples of the medications known to cause food
cravings. With the knowledge I have passed on to you, you can now ask your doctor in details
about the drugs he may prescribe to you. What can stop you now with this vast
- Tricyclic drugs will slower you metabolism
and cause you to crave for food.
- Once you have taken them, the foods you
usually crave for are sweet foods like candy
- SSRIs will increase your appetite and so
increase your cravings for food.
is one of SSRIs that increases your cravings for
When you are overweight, you turn to the doctor
for help. And the doctor is to prescribe medications for you to take. But what if he prescribes
medications known to cause food cravings? Drugs like celaxa, prozack and luvox, you should make
sure you know them and are aware of their effects.