Posted by: Rene | 2018/01/14


I gain allot of weight with Serdep 100?

Hi There. I suffer from extreme Anxiety for more than 3 years. I have been on allot of diverent med's example Adco Alzam but it gave me extreme mood changes. Then Dr change it to 10mg Urbanol 3 times a day. I took it for 3 years and it also make me a irritable person and gave me allot of headaches. I also went for a Anxiety seminar and that helped me to understand my Anxiety and not get scared when I get a panic attack. Dr changed my med's to 5ml Urbanol along with 100mg Serdep in the morning and 10mg Urbanol at night, I am worried because I picked up more than 20 kg in the last 6 months, I have excessive sweating and sometimes blurry vision. Is that normal? And what can I do about the weight? I am scared to take supplements to help me loose weight I do not want to make my Anxiety whores than it already is. Do you maybe have advise please?

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2018/01/16

Hi Rene,
I very strongly do NOT believe in treating anxiety problems with benzodiazepine sedative tranquillizers such as Alzam or Urbanol : they have a significant risk of causing dependency when used for more than a couple of months. There are two more useful approaches. One is, if one wants to use meds, to use drugs also used to treat depression ( of which Serdep is just one of many ) This is especially useful when the anxiety includes panic attacks.
These have their own possible side-effects,  and for Serdep these can include weight gain, sweating, and blurry vision. Discuss this with your doctor, & a referral to a psychiatrist for a fresh second opinion and discussion of treatment option could be useful.
Another approach, which can be used along with med or instead of them, would be so see a good modern psychologist able to provide proper CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) a form of talking therapy which can be very effective, doesn't take forever, and has no side-effects.  It can teach you ways of controlling your anxiety you can continue to use after therapy ends.

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