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Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Clonazepam: Nope. This addictive sedative is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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

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Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Generally: it does not, at least by itself. However, the conditions you received it for may be associated with weight gain. ...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 vicodin cause weight gain?

Does vicodin cause weight gain?

Not likely : Vicodin does not cause weight gain. Moreover, some of the side effects are loss of appetite and constipation. Check the list of your other drugs with your doctor. For example tricyclic antidepressant or antiseizure could increase appetite especially for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Does topomax cause weight loss?

Does topomax cause weight loss?

Yes: Although it is an epileptic and a migraine preventive medication, weight loss is one of a common side effect. ...Read more

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Mirtazipine does it cause weight gain?

Mirtazipine does it cause weight gain?

Very often: Most common side effects of Remeron (mirtazapine) are weight gain & fatigue. However for some patients who suffered from loss of appetite/weight loss and sleep disturbance while depressed this can be helpful. ...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 opiates cause weight gain?

Does opiates cause weight gain?

Do : Opiates cause weight gain? Usually the other way around as they cause nausea and vomiting. Also some of the side effects are dysphoria and sleepiness. It is not known to be a appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?

Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?

No: Weight loss is not one of the mentioned side effects of atorvastatin. ...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 Requip cause weight gain? Does Gabapentin cause weight gain? Does Lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain? Thanks!

Does Requip cause weight gain? Does Gabapentin cause weight gain? Does Lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain? Thanks!

Mostly Lyrica (pregabalin): Weight gain is more common with Lyrica (pregabalin) or Pregabalin then with Requip or Neurontin. One can counter this side effect with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor. ...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 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 Dicyclomine cause weight gain?

Does Dicyclomine cause weight gain?

No.: Bentyl (dicyclomine) decreases intestinal motility and is usually used to treat irritable -bowel syndrome or other motility disorders. Not associated with weight gain per se although if less abdominal pain you might eat more and therefore gain weight. ...Read more

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Does OxyContin cause weight gain?

It may: Although the effect is small, all opiods have a tendency for weight gain. This is cased both by direct hypothalamic effects as well as "carb coping" due to mild withdrawal. Naltrexone, an opioid blocked, is known to lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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Are one of the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) weight loss?

Are one of the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) weight loss?

No: You can get some changes in appetite but weight loss is not commonly seen with this medication. ...Read more

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I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly ?

I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly ?

BotParoxetine, lyric: Both paroxetine ( seroxat) and Lyrica (pregabalin) are associated with weight gain and craving for sweats and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for exercise and health diet and avoidance of executive calories intake. Btw.. I don't recommend taking xanax frequently...It is associated with worsening anxiety ... ...Read more

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If I take alprazolam for anxiety, and phentermine for weight loss, how should they be taken to avoid counter-action, and safety reasons. I seem to be having sleeplessness issues the last couple of nights...

If I take alprazolam for anxiety, and phentermine for weight loss, how should they be taken to avoid counter-action, and safety reasons. I seem to be having sleeplessness issues the last couple of nights...

Never a good place: These are 2 habit forming drugs, never safe when used together and indefinitely. The trick will be stay on the lowest dose of Phentermine for a very limited amount of time as it can cause worsening anxiety and sleep issues. Never a good idea to take it in the second part of the day. ...Read more

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Wife left me and I am unable to eat. If I do, I throw it up. I have a headache, nausea and loss of appetite. Only Xanax gives relieve. How to maintain weight - high calorie shakes? Also is it normal to lose up to 2-4lbs a day when not eating as much and b

Wife left me and I am unable to eat. If I do, I throw it up. I have a headache, nausea and loss of appetite. Only Xanax gives relieve. How to maintain weight - high calorie shakes? Also is it normal to lose up to 2-4lbs a day when not eating as much and b

Please get seen now: You need a relationship with someone who can help -- a physician and hopefully a team of helpers. You're not alone, and your very survival depends on your letting friends help you. I'm sorry about the failure of your marriage. In the long run, you'll adjust to it, you may learn from the experience and be a better man / husband / lover / father for it, and you may even decide it was a good thing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience short term memory loss on xanax (alprazolam)?

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Is it normal to experience short term memory loss on xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Possible, if high dose & used regularly for a while in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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My psych said I could be brain damaged from yrs of klonopin&xanax.If I am, is it reversible? Have severe memory loss,body pain, tingling,migraines,etc

My psych said I could be brain damaged from yrs of klonopin&xanax.If I am, is it reversible? Have severe memory loss,body pain, tingling,migraines,etc

Before assuming : that your recent-onset symptoms are caused by psychotropic medications from which you've had a long-term beneficial effect, see your primary care provider. Take in a list of specific symptoms with onset, duration, frequency, & circumstances, as well as all prescribed & OTC medications, vitamins, & herbs. Have physical & neurological exams before a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of Xanax (alprazolam) would cause someone to die?

Xanax (alprazolam): Maximum daily dose 4-6mg. Anything over = possible overdose. Depression is a mood disorder and a serious medical condition. There are many different types of depression disorders. At the same time there are many effective treatments and self-help strategies. If clinical depression is suspected, you should be referred to a psychiatrist for management. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause blackouts?

Yes: When combined with alcohol and other sedatives, you are more likely to blackout if taking alprazolam (Xanax). On its own, Xanax can cause presyncope, dizziness, confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, chest fluttering, drowsiness, etc. See your physician immediately if you blacked out. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684001.html ...Read more

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Will taking one Xanax (alprazolam) cause a siezure?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine - this is a class of drug that can be used to treat seizures acutely. Withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) can cause seizures. ...Read more

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Will a small dose of Xanax (alprazolam) cause seizures?

Will a small dose of Xanax (alprazolam) cause seizures?

Seizures: Some experts feel that chronic use of benzodiazepine (xanax, valium, ativan, (lorazepam) clonazepam) may lower seizure threshold, specially in patients with epilepsy or predisposing disorders. This is beyond the withdrawal mechanism which can occur even in low dose use for long time. Thats why rarely used for a long term in seizure disorders. Always check with your physician before adjusting your medications. ...Read more

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Can long term dr prescribed Xanax use cause abnormal eeg?

Can long term dr prescribed Xanax use cause abnormal eeg?

Not typically but...: I guess anything's possible. Here are the drugs that usually are mentioned in relationship to EEG alterations: https://treato.com/Abnormal+EEG/?a=s ...Read more

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If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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Is body weight a consideration when prescribing benzos? I take .25 of Xanax (alprazolam) (2 per day) for pa's. I am 6ft 250lbs.

Is body weight a consideration when prescribing benzos?  I take .25 of Xanax (alprazolam) (2 per day) for pa's.  I am 6ft 250lbs.

Anxiety: I am from the school where it is best to prevent anxiety then to just keep popping a sedative or benzo. Weight is not a consideration for dosing. But, taking this every day is not treatment. One needs to learn to prevent their panic or to take a less dangerous medication to help work on anxiety prevention. It is not wise to take benzos every day forever. ...Read more

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I took a Xanax (alprazolam) the day before my hormone test and the testcame back normal, besides high prolactin. Could Xanax (alprazolam) be the cause of this?

Rare, but possible: There are some cases of xanax (alprazolam) causing elevated prolactin & galactorrhea. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21448116 also there are research reports of elevated prolactin following xanax (alprazolam) dosing: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2098668 the latter study used a dose of 3mg, and the patient in the first paper was on 5-6 mg xanax (alprazolam). These are all high doses, and you didn't say how much you took. ...Read more

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Max dose of xanax (alprazolam) a day for a 30 year old female weight 156 lbs? Have script for .25 3 x a day but past few days anxiety has been through the roof

Low dose: You are describing a very low dose, which would be the introductory amount to be tried. Your anxiety may well improve with higher amounts, and up to 1.0 mg four times a day, might not be inappropriate, but follow your doctor's directions as you titrate. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more