Our expert says:
Espiride / Sulpiride is a very old medicine used to treat schizophrenia, but peculiarly popular among some SA doctors, especially GPs, for depression and anxiety too, which is not internationally acepted - the drug has been discontinued in the U.K. It is mistakenly seen as having few side-effects, when in fact it can show a wide range of side-effects, some of them unpleasant. Weight gain is indeed among its possible side-effects.
You don't mention why you are taking this medication, but for all of its uses there are better and more modern alternatives. If you are being treated by a GP for any significant psych problem, it would be best to arange to be seen and assessed by a specialist psychiatrist, to re-assess your condition and discuss treatment options
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