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Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

It is possible: Weight gain or weight loss are possible side effects from clonazepam. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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My dr. Told me taking clonazepam and paroxetine could cause weight gain, make it hard to lose weight. How hard is it making it for me? And which pill?

My dr. Told me taking clonazepam and paroxetine could cause weight gain, make it hard to lose weight. How hard is it making it for me? And which pill?

Your doctor: Is correct, but there's no way to tell if the medication is causing the weight gain or not -- other than seeing what happens when you're not taking it compared to when you are. Every patient is an individual and can respond differently. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and get panic attacks, have been on paroxetine and clonazepam and have had severe weight gain? Any medicines that don't cause that?

I have anxiety and get panic attacks, have been on paroxetine and clonazepam and have had severe weight gain? Any medicines that don't cause that?

Yes: I would agree with dr dutka that other antidepressants may have less weight gain than paroxetine. It would be a great question for you doctor. While Prozac or another ssri would be a fairly easy transition, switching from Paxil to wellbutrin can be quite difficult (due to serotonin withdrawal and activation from wellbutrin). Also make sure your thyroid function has been recently checked. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

In some women: Progesterone iud's can cause weight gain and also copper iud's. The best way to prevent weight gain is to eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 servings of fresh vegetables and one apple each day, moderate exercise through the day ( try pretend jump roping for 1 minute at a time or more up to 60 minutes in 24 hours, sleep 7-8 hours, and manage stress skillfully. Added zinc might help with cu iud. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can cause weight gain while taking lithium?

What can cause weight gain while taking lithium?

A number of things: Generally, lithium itself is not associated with weight gain. It could be another medication, indirect effects of the lithium on the thyroid, or a change in eating patterns from the mental illness that the lithium is treating. Please consult your MD. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more