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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can enalapril cause weight gain?

Can enalapril cause weight gain?

Not directly: If Enalapril causes kidney failure then the weight gain would be related to fluid retention. If you just started it then it is standard of care to check for this with bloodwork within the first week. ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) cause weight gain?

Can singulair (montelukast) cause weight gain?

Not known to: However, every drug can cause different side effects. If it is safe to stop it, based on your allergies, asthma then do and see it there is a difference. All the best. ...Read more

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Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more

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Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Having good sleep: Appears to be connected to better health in general, so insomnia may impact on weight gain or loss. If you are not sleeping well, consider working with a therapist. In addition to some relaxation techniques and simple behavioral changes, hypnosis can be effective. ...Read more

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Can codeine cause weight gain?

Can codeine cause weight gain?

Very rare.: Not much more to say. All medications have side effects but weight gain is listed as very rare for codeine. If you experience weight gain with no other changes is medications or lifestyle then this may be a side effect and should be discussed with you physician. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Some do: Many do, but not all. Additionally, if depression caused loss of appetite, one might gain weight having improved. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Weight gain is a possible side effect of nearly all antidepressants: However, each person responds to antidepressants differently. Some people gain weight when taking a certain antidepressant, while others don't. Generally speaking, some antidepressants seem more likely to cause weight gain than others. These include: Certain tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, imipramine (Tofranil) and doxepin, Certain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as phenelzine (Nardil), Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Mirtazapine (Remeron), which is an atypical antidepressant — medication that doesn't fit neatly into another antidepressant category. While some people gain weight after starting an antidepressant, the antidepressant isn't always a direct cause. Many factors can contribute to weight gain during antidepressant therapy. For example: Overeating or inactivity as a result of depression can cause weight gain. , Some people lose weight as part of their depression. In turn, an improved appetite associated with improved mood may result in increased weight. , Adults generally tend to gain weight as they age, regardless of the medications they take. . If you gain weight after starting an antidepressant, discuss the medication's benefits and side effects with your doctor. If the benefits outweigh the side effect of weight gain, consider managing your weight by eating healthier and getting more physical activity while enjoying an improved mood due to the medication. You can also ask your doctor if adjusting the dose or switching medications might be helpful — but again, be sure to discuss the pros and cons before making such a decision. ...Read more

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Can amitryptiline cause weight gain?

Can amitryptiline cause weight gain?

Yes...: weight gain is a potential side effect from use of amitriptyline. If this is occurring with a current prescription , please discuss with your provider to discuss options. Be well. ...Read more

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Can estrogel cause weight gain?

Can estrogel cause weight gain?

Not normally: Estrogen gel is usually low dose a minimally absorbed so it should not cause weight gain the way an estrogen tablet would. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause weight gain?

Can biotin cause weight gain?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain. ...Read more