Many medications have loss of appetite as a side effect, including antibiotics. Stimulant drugs have appetite-suppressing qualities, while others have side effects like nausea and stomach upset that often make people feel less like eating. Antidepressants, antifungals, muscle relaxers, and drugs for treating Parkinson’s disease can suppress hunger. Anyone experiencing a loss of appetite should ask their doctor if a medication they are taking might be responsible.
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