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Hydroxychloroquine and weight gain

A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: This medication is usually intended for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or other similar disorders... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hydroxychloroquine: Drugs.Com does not list weight gain as a side effect. However, it does list anorexia (decreased appetite) for 1 to 10% of people. REF: https://ww... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Cymbals : Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes weight gain in a very small number of patients. This would not change if combined with plaquenil.
Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause loss of appetite and weight loss. I have seen less weight gain on Cymbalta (duloxetine) vs. The other ssri plaquenil ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
It should not: cause weight gain with plaquenyl. People with arthritis gain weight from reduced activity!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: No it cannot but some of your other meds can.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely cause: Weight gain is not a side effect of hydroxychloroquine. Actually, weight loss has been reported.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: If you are also taking or had been taking steroids, the steroids will.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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LCV: Rx Issues: The issue with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not your total weight, but your lean body mass (lbm). You may weigh 160 lbs, but your lbm might be on... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem?
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgi... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Basics: Drink more milk and eat well. Avoid unhealthy foods.

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