I took it years ago but it made me so sleepy that I wasn't on it long enough to notice any weight gain.
Do tell your friend that different meds work differently on different people, and if it makes one gain weight, it may not another. She kind of has to give it a try and see what happens. It seems to me it is known for weight gain though. But I am not positive. Hopefully others who have experienced this will post.
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