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Is There Any Meds That Can Help You Gain Weight
Not if one's healthy: A doctor can check for digestive, hormonal, metabolic, infectious, or cancerous conditions in a person "looking too thin". Hopefully, no problems are found. Choosing proper designs of clothing and shoes can help one appear bulkier. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out with weights. To add a little fat (if one is "skin & bones"), one must eat a larger amount of his healthy, balanced diet. ...Read more
Oral steroids: If your asthma is uncontrolled and you need frequent courses of oral steroids, they will make you gain weight. Generally inhaled steroids at low to medium doses have a minimal systemic absorption and do not affect the weight. High dose inhaled steroids taken chronically may. ...Read more
Just Ask Alice....: There is no drug I know of that has no side effects,or that affects everyone the same.And there is no drug I know of that might stimulate your appetite that is completely safe either.I do know that legally obtained THC can stimulate the appetite,but its availability will depend on your state regulations and doctors who might prescribe it.I do guarantee that with enough exercise you'll get hungry ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer with fibromalagia taking araund 600 tablets a month I gain a lot of weight in short space of time related to med how I can help myself?
? "600 tablets": Or do you mean gabapentin 600 mg dose? If so, weight gain to be expected, and could be very intense. Suggest you stop gabapentin, switch to Cymbalta, (duloxetine) which will not cause such severe issues, and should work as well or better, get into vigorous exercise, and use dietary measures to stabilize. ...Read more
Januvia (sitagliptin): Meds for control of diabetes very infrequently "cause" weight gain. The weight gain is more related to diet and exercise. Are your blood sugars staying in the normal range? How often are you checking? There are many more questions to ask you but it would be best if you set up an appointment with a diabetes educator. ...Read more
Many drugs: Januvia (sitagliptin) is a DPP4 inhibitor. Other DPP4 inhibitors are alogliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin. None of these increase weight (on average..everyone is different). You may be thinking about the injectable incretin agonists, Exenatide (Byetta) and liraglutide (Victoza). These drugs often result in some weight loss. ...Read more
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