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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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Is weight loss a side effect of heartburn pills?

Is weight loss a side effect of heartburn pills?

Please resubmit: & tell us specifically which heartburn pill you are referring too. ...Read more

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Is weight gain a side effect of using an iud?

Is weight gain a side effect of using an iud?

Depends: The copper t iud is non-hormonal so weight gain cannot be attributed to it. There is another iud, mirena, (levonorgestrel) that contains a progestin hormone.In the md information for mirena, (levonorgestrel) weight gain is listed as a common Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effect, occurring in at least 5% of women (an exact percentage is not given). However, because these studies did not compare women not using it, hard to prove. Prob no relation. ...Read more

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Is weight gain one of the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Is weight gain one of the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Yes rarely: In clinical studies on possible side effects of Celexa (citalopram) weight gain was reported in more than 1% of people.So it is possible in some. If you are having this side effect disuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ... Is there always weight loss?

Side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ... Is there always weight loss?

Common side effects: Decreased appetite & subsequent weight loss is one of the common side effects of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) but no one has every possible side effect from any medications. Other side effects include difficulty sleeping, and upset stomach. ...Read more

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Does geodon (ziprasidone) cause weight gain or weight loss? Is it the antipsychotics with the least side effect profile or is seroquel the one with the least effect

Does geodon (ziprasidone) cause weight gain or weight loss? Is it the antipsychotics with the least side effect profile or is seroquel the one with the least effect

Both can: cause weight gain. Rarely see weight loss. Staying physically active and eating in a healthy way will help more than anything a change in medication might produce. ...Read more

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What is the best depression medication without a side effect of weight gain?

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What is the best depression medication without a side effect of weight gain?

Depression: No best drug since individuals vary in their response to medications. Through trial & error, the medicine that works best is the one with fewer side-effects , better tolerability, ease of use & not affect u adversely whenb taken along with other meds. Some suggestions to discuss with your doctor can be wellbutrin, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or pristiq. ...Read more

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Loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram). Is this a normal side effect?

Loss of sex drive from lexapro (escitalopram). Is this a normal side effect?

Yes: It is normal in that it is common. A psychiatrist can either prescribe another medication to attempt to remedy this or switch to a medication that has less severe side effects in this regard. I would talk to your prescribing physician. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is weight gain a really common side effect of neurontin (gabapentin)? Also is auditory hallucinations a common side effect?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Weight gain is not terribly common, but can happen. Frequency is 1.8—3.4% immediate release; 1.9—5% extended release. In those affected, weight gain averages ~16 pounds. Hallucinations of any type are much more rare. Overall CNS side effects in clinical trials (including many other possibilities besides hallucinations) were 0.1—1%. ...Read more

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15 pounds weight change. Is this a side effect of the medicine ketorolac?

15 pounds weight change. Is this a side effect of the medicine ketorolac?

Unusual: Edema is an occasional side effect of toradol. I think 15 lbs seems excessive which makes me think there may another cause. ...Read more

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I know Depakote has a side effect of severe weight gain what is the percentage rate of people who have gained weight while taking it?

I know Depakote has a side effect of severe weight gain what is the percentage rate of people who have gained weight while taking it?

Dpk: I use departed a lot but probably less than I should due to weight gain. Most people don't gain weight on it, esp if they eat exactly the same on it than they ate off it. But my crude estimate would be 40% of people do. Sometimes those it is being used in are predisposed to the weight gain with little activity level or attention to food intake. 40% is my opinion, not from trials. ...Read more

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Is a side effect of rhodiola loss of appetite?

Is a side effect of rhodiola loss of appetite?

Yes : It can be used to aid with weight loss. Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen with a number of positive effects (v depression, improve immunity, ^ energy, v fatigue ; high altitude sickness prevention). It also helps us to adapt to stressors. Rhodiola has been used to help with weight loss ; it can improve regulation of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain or lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it normal to gain or lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: While lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI that is often considered weight neutral, that is not always the case. Some people lose weight, especially early on, while others gain over time. ...Read more

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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Maybe: Weight gain is listed as a possible side effect, but weight loss is listed too. Depression itself can also cause weight loss or weight gain. ...Read more

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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


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Side Effect (Definition)

A side effect is a potential negative effect of a medication that is being prescribed for ...Read more