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Will hydroxyzine cause weight gain?

Will hydroxyzine cause weight gain?

Yes: The older type of antihistamines do tend to lead to weight gain. In fact, periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) was often used to induce weight gain at one time. Since Hydroxyzine is an older antihistamine, the answer is yes for some people. ...Read more

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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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Appeton gain weight safe and effective?

Appeton gain weight safe and effective?

Why do you want to?: If you are a thin person and just want to gain weight, what you want is muscle not fat. The only weigh to increase muscle tone and/or mass is with weight (resistance) training. Otherwise the weight you gain will be fat. Not good! So be delighted that you are not a part of the obesity epidemic and go a gym and get toned muscles. If there is another reason that you wish to gain weight, ask again ...Read more

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Ca you gain weight using weight gain pills while hiv+?

Ca you gain weight using weight gain pills while hiv+?

Sure: The real question is why you would want to. A lifestyle change is far more effective. Your muscle mass is a function of your genetics and how hard you force your muscles to work in your job or fitness regimen. Your body fat is calories in versus calories out. Many people who take protease inhibitors for HIV prefer a low body fat look because fat when present tends to distribute in odds ways. ...Read more

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Will you gain weight and muscle when taking cyprodine appetite enhancer?

Will you gain weight and muscle when taking cyprodine appetite enhancer?

Will: not gain muscle or weight with med. This will stimulate your appetite. You should always eat well balanced diet If you want to gain muscle increase your protein and exercise. That is the only way to build muscle. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to help reach your goals ...Read more

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Can i gain significant weight fromzoloft?

Can i gain significant weight fromzoloft?

Possibly: Most people who take zoloft don't gain much weight, if any. 5# in a year is fairly typical. Some people do gain substantial amounts though. The only antidepressant not associated with weight gain is wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

Exercise : Most good gyms should have trainers on board and connect with one of them to design an exercise program for you. ...Read more

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Do people lose or gain weight on zoloft (sertraline)?

Do people lose or gain weight on zoloft (sertraline)?

Gain: There is more of a tendency to gain weight on zoloft (sertraline) (although some people have lost weight on it.). ...Read more

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Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Zoloft (sertraline): I would not recommend that, due to excess stimulation effect (agitation, anxiety, etc.). ...Read more

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Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Either: If you eat too much of it, and it's filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins, it will make you fat. If you eat a reasonable portion size without a lot of sugar, then it's filling, high in fiber, and can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause weight gain?

Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause weight gain?

Possible: The older type of antihistamine is often associated with weight gain . In fact, periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) one of the older generation of anthistamines, had been used to promote weight gain at one time. ...Read more

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Can Sertraline make you gain weight ?

Yes, for some...: A potential side effect of sertraline, as well as other selective serotonin reputable inhibitors (SSRIs), is weight gain. If this is a concern with a current medication be sure to discuss with your provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly gain but...: About 25% of those who take zoloft (sertraline) gain 10 pounds or more, but the good news is 75% don't. The benefits may well outweigh this risk; if you are among those who gain much you can always stop. But there are also alternative treatments including counseling, 5-htp, same, st john's wort ; homeopathy; consider seeing a holistic md or nd to explore all options. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Im on seroquel (quetiapine) 50 mg and ive gained some weight lately without eating much how does seroquel (quetiapine) cause weight gain and how can i lose weight on it.

Theories: Some believe it affects the pancreas and Insulin levels change. Also that appetite is increased while metabolism is lowered. It is very common. Advice: If possible, ask Doc to reduce dose to lowest possible or even try something different w/ less of this side effect. (hint: CBT therapy has none). Exercise like a champ. Move toward a diet w/ little wheat and also keep it low on meats. Best! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more