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Does tamoxifen cause weight gain?

Does tamoxifen cause weight gain?

Yes: Tamoxifine is a first generation of designer estrogen (i.e., estrogen analogue). All estrogenic compounds may potentially increase weight, but not much. Tamixifene may increase weight of the user by approximately 1 to 2 lbs. Similar effects may also exist with the second generation estrogen agonist/antagonists analogues, such as raloxifine. Weight-gains are lesser than with estrogen compounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Does estroven cause weight gain?

No weight gain: Estroven which is a herbal preparation with added vitamins does not cause weight gain as far as i know. ...Read more

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Does estroven cause weight gain?

Does estroven cause weight gain?

Stop taking it.: Natural hormone replacement is fraught with danger. There are very safe and proven estrogen replacement medications that are well-studied and whose proper dosing and side effects are well understood. That is not the case with herbal forms, which are not even guaranteed to do what they say. See your doc and consider plant based estrogen replacement first, not horse-derived. ...Read more

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Does aromasin (exemestane) cause weight gain?

Does aromasin (exemestane) cause weight gain?

Not commonly: It can cause edema but actual weight gain is not a common "reaction" to the drug. ...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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Does femara (letrozole) cause weight gain?

Does femara (letrozole) cause weight gain?

Not typically: Estrogen in excess causes weight gain. If you block estrogen formation, it actually may prevent weight gain in certain cases. Low or overly blocked estrogen may actually cause weight gain (stimulates belly fat cells to try and make your own estrogen). Therefore estrogen in balance keeps you weight neutral. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

NO: Mirtazepine does not cause Direct weight gain, rather, it increases appetite which then leads to weight gain in approximately 10% of those that take the med. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

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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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Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Ltg: I usually think of Lamictal as weight neutral, especially compared to topamax/zonegran (appetite suppressing) and Depakote (usually with wt gain). It is possible though. ...Read more

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Does flovent cause weight gain?

Does flovent cause weight gain?

No, it should not: Flovent is an inhaled steroid that helps the lungs get well (from problems such as asthma). It should not cause weight gain. If there is noticeable weight gain, the primary care doctor can evaluate to look for other reasons for gaining the weight. ...Read more

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Does swelling cause weight gain?

Does swelling cause weight gain?

Yes, fluid retention: Can cause weight to increase but once the fluid is diuresed off - the weight should drop back down. ...Read more

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Why does Gabapentin cause weight gain?

Why does Gabapentin cause weight gain?

Weight/seizure meds: The mechanism that causes weight gain due to use of anti-convulsants is not absolutely known, but it is suggested that lowered glucose levels stimulate the hypothalamus to increase appetite. Further explanation of this process can be found in the following publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11735653 ...Read more

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Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Promethazine or: Phenergan is an anti-histamine which is used to treat allergies, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, control of pain. Its most common side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision. But weight gain is not uncommonly reported...the drug may interact with appetite suppression mechanisms. Extra care should be taken to carefully monitor food intake/increase activity ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

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Some: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in a class of medications known to cause weight gain and sometimes diabetes and high cholesterol. Abilify (aripiprazole) itself is less likely to cause this than many others, but the risk is still there. ...Read more

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Does apri cause weight gain?

Does apri cause weight gain?

Yes: Like many oral contraceptives, Apri can cause increased weight and appetite. Discuss with pcp/gyn whether a different oc might have less effect on weight. Watch caloric intake. Drink water before meal to reach satiety more quickly. Exercise 20-30 minutes daily to counter added weight. ...Read more

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How does risperidone cause weight gain?

How does risperidone cause weight gain?

Risperidone: Metabolic changes, as seen by dose-dependent elevations of cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL and VLDL concentrations within 6 weeks of risperidone therapy, are other atypical features seen in our patient. The combination of increasing weight along with abdominal adiposity and dyslipidaemic changes may herald the onset of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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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