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Does taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause weight gain?

Does taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause weight gain?

No: If the Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is being taken due to muscle spams or pain, then it's more likely that the weight gain is resulting from a decrease in activity and altered eating habits. Weight gain is not considered a typical side effect of the medication. A rare incidence has been reported but no causal relationship to the drug has been established. So as a general rule, don't consider fexeril as the culprit. ...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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Can the medicine flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause weight gain?

Unlikely: Weight gain or appetite change is not listed as one of the side effects or adverse reactions of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) on the labeling. In my experience patients do not complain of weight gain while taking this medication. Therefore, it is unlikely to be the cause of any weight gain. ...Read more

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Can taking viviscal cause weight gain?

Can taking viviscal cause weight gain?

Beauty product: Supplements or vitamins that are not produced by pharmaceutical companies do not require fda approvals hence reliable randomized clinical studies are rare hence i can not comment with any evidence based facts. However users do suggest that it could. ...Read more

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Ever since I started taking cipralex(2 years ago), I have gained 25 pounds. How does it cause weight gain and how can I stop the weight gain?

Ever since I started taking cipralex(2 years ago), I have gained 25 pounds. How does it cause weight gain and how can I stop the weight gain?

Stop sugar cravings: Some antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs may lead to sugar cravings in some people. Relora is an over the counter supplement that has been found to improve sugar cravings when taken twice a day. Regular exercise also helps both weight gain and depression. ...Read more

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Im taking rectal foam 20mg for proctisis. Will it cause weight gain/moon face. The leaflet doesn't indicate but web info says its common. Im a model?

No: It has most likely hydrocortisone, a steroid hormone. However, the amount of the foam is small enough and systemic absorption is not that significant plus the duration of treatment should be no more than 2 weeks at a time. I've had lots of people use it but none has ever complained of weight gain due to it. ...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

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Can taking estrogel and progesterone 100mg daily cause weight gain?

Can taking estrogel and progesterone 100mg daily cause weight gain?

Age is the culprit: Lots of studies have been done on women on and off hormones in their fifties. Everyone gains the same amount of weight. It is a tough age. Diet and exercise are your best bet. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more