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Immunosuppressant Drugs And Weight Gain
?: Unfortunately Mme it is not a pick and choose matter, it depends on the condition and which dug best suits the case and doesn't interact with other medications you are already on, you definitely have the choice together with your doctor to decide between 2 or 3 drugs that would be equally effective in a particular situation, it isn't an absolute across the board choice, wish you wellness ...Read more
Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more
No!: The don't and don't believe anyone who says they do. ...Read more
Are you refering to: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) can cause weight gain by increasing appetite. It is antihistamine and through this effect, it stimulate appetite. It is used off label for this purpose. I am not aware that prolactin is used for weight issue. It is entirely a different category of drug. Thank you. ...Read more
Prednisone does: Prednisone does cause weight gain, along with other side effects. The doctor who is prescribing the immunosuppressives can list the medication options for a patient, and also list the more common side effects. Then, both the patient and doctor are aware of what to expect when some of the medications are used. ...Read more
I commend you for your desire to lose weight and have good Health.
Thank you for sharing information about depression, weight gain, irregular periods and Hiderax.
Tramadol is for pain; Valium and Hiderax for Anxiety.
Tramadol is more likely to have weight gain than Valium.
Have Balanced Diet 1500 Cal/day; Exercise.
See Psychiatrist for anxiety, depression, medication side effects and Therapy. ...Read more
On drugs. Com it says a major side effect of Suboxone could be rapid weight gain, is this true & why?
I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.
I understand your desire to lose weight.
Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone (Geodon) are antipsychotic medications.
Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone.
Thank you for informing about Depression.
Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain.
Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more
Ok since I been put on remeron (mirtazapine) I gained 70 pounds! Will this drug cause this massive weight gain?
Could Remeron (mirtazapine) increase chlosterol or is it the weight gain from the drug that causes it. Thanks?
Use lamictal many years as mood stabilizer. Very few side effects & no weight gain. Stopped working. What other drug to try w?
Lamictal: It is important to discuss with your physician your recent experience with efficacy involving the lamictal. While your experience may suggest a need for dose adjustment (lamictal levels can be affected by hormonal status, other medications, change in generic manufacturer etc), many times changes in the severity of one's condition related to psychosocial stress is a major factor. ...Read more
I know that seroquel (quetiapine) is known for weight gain but I might have to take it. Does the drug just cause weight gain or does it simply increase appetite?
↑es Appetite: Careful "have to". Given the history of some successes with single molecule treatments for some ailments, humans have promoted this strategy for many issues. However, given the complexity of soul↔mind↔brain, this strategy rarely works very well for mind issues, though widely promoted as easy. A stronger focus on addressing internal memories/issues/beliefs/drivers ; ↓ed use of drugs might be better. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes it is safe, & in some it can affect weight. ...Read more
Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read more
Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?
Having a hard time getting off Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg. Is there another drug I can transition to without weight gain? Harder withdrawl than klonopin. Suggestions
A couple suggestions: Are you actually looking to transition to another drug or are you trying to come off all together? You could try transitioning to citalopram which doesn't tend to be as difficult to stop as Paxil (paroxetine) but is related enough that you should still have some relief of your mental symptoms. Another one to consider transitioning to would be sertraline. Weight gain isn't that big an issue with either of those ...Read more
Help please! What drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?
That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines don't cause weight gain, work well but can be addicting so use cautiously. Hydroxyzine (vistaril) and Buspirone (buspar) are minimally effective & don't cause weight gain they deal mostly with anxiety & may help OCD some. The best meds long term are serotonergic or dual acting antidepressants (serotonergic/noradrenergic) for both anxiety and OCD but most can cause some weight gain. ...Read more
I take a levothyroxine generic and suffer massive bloating, weight gain (40lbs) and red dots on my shins. Is there an alternative drug?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THIS MEDICATION?
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN PRESCRIBING IT. HE OR SHE MAY BE THE ONE WHO COULD ANSWER THIS.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
Just starting to lose weight other drugs was on, now dr ad 20mg mirtazapine to cipralex20mg, clonazapam2 for insomnia, appetite. How avoid weight gain?
Working w docs but is there any other drug besides Paxil (paroxetine) that doesn't cause lots of weight gain and major constipation? I tried lexapro, not good.
Bupropion: Bupropion or Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the antidepressant thought to be associated with less weight gain and, fortunately, fewer sexual side effects as well. In addition, an older class of anti-depressants, tricyclics including amitriptyline, do not typically cause weight gain. Finally, a less often used class of anti-depressants, MAO inhibitors, may be worth consideration. Work with your doctor. Good luck:) ...Read more
I have been prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety and depression. But I am afraid of weight gain. My dr. Says it a neutral drug. Odds of gaining wt on it?
I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?
With Crohn's: A very distended hard abdomen is more concerning for a developing intestinal obstruction. These signs are not side effects of lansoprazole. ...Read more
You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you as soon as possible to a Psychologist.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you start seeing the Psychologist!
Please let me know how things go ...Read more