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A 75-year-old female asked:

Hello i take metropolol 100mg twice a day flecanide 100mg twice a day dialtezam 120mg once a day and eliquis 5 mg to control my afib and heart beat. i gained a lot of weight and i am wondering if all that medication is preventing me from loosing.m?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Weight gain & meds: Not likely these are causing weight gain. You are most likely eating more that you burn. Check with Dr to see if it is OK go use DASH Diet (low Na version) and if they say OK give it a try. My record patient weight loss is 140# with in over a year. And his Fib has gone away.
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