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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

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Does cypralex cause to gain weight?

Does cypralex cause to gain weight?

Yes it can.: Best wishes! http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=1924. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/default.htm.

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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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How can risperidone cause weight gain?

How can risperidone cause weight gain?

See below: For some people, Risperidone can make them feel more hungry, so they eat more and gain weight. Risperidone can also affect how your body uses sugar, and this makes it tend to gain more weight. ...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 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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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 OxyContin cause weight gain?

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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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 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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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 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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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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How does stress cause weight gain ?

How does stress cause weight gain ?

It is possible for: Stress to be related to weight gain because some people eat more under stress. They may also grab quick comfort foods which are often high in carbs and sugars. If you want to crunch, try celery over chips. Peace and good health. ...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 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 hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more