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Doctor insights on: Losartan Side Effects Weight Gain

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Can Losartan cause weight gain? Is it common?

Can Losartan cause weight gain? Is it common?

Losartan: This should not cause weight gain!
Check your diet - if it is unchanged since you were first prescribed Losartan you must tell the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Psych says I need meds to get stable before I am safe to do DBT. But side effects = weight gain. I have bulimia and I can’t cope with weight gain?

Psych says I need meds to get stable before I am safe to do DBT. But side effects = weight gain. I have bulimia and I can’t cope with weight gain?

Follow: Your Psychiatrist care plan and discuss your weight concerns. Eating healthy smaller portions and exercise will reduce the weight gain with psychotropics or selection of drugs with less weight gain or weight neutral ...Read more

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How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the moban medicine have weight gain side effects?

I was wondering does the moban medicine have weight gain side effects?

Yes.: Moban may certainly and more commonly cause weight gain, and in a few people, some weight loss.

Please discuss the medication options with your treating psychiatrist.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Nortriptyline, can it cause a lot of weight gain?

What are the side effects of Nortriptyline, can it cause a lot of weight gain?

Nortriptyline s/e: Common side effects are dry mouth, sedation, constipation, and increased appetite. If weight gain occurs, it is gradual and dose-related. You may have no weight gain, but monitor your weight. Tell prescribing doctor if you are gaining weight, you want to stop this med and ask for alternative one not associated with weight gain. Weight gain from nortriptyline is reversible upon stopping med. ...Read more

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Are weight gain supplements beneficial for our health or have any side effects on our body?

Are weight gain supplements beneficial for our health or have any side effects on our body?

Supplements: There's a new FDA warning about a certain ingredient in weight gain supplements that is causing liver failure, so they aren't completely safe. Your body won't be able to use all the protein supplied to build muscle, and the excess will be peed out. Try eating a healthy diet high in calories. ...Read more

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Which is best for endometrosis the shot or the pill? Which one won't cause as much weight gain or side effects?

Which is best for endometrosis the shot or the pill? Which one won't cause as much weight gain or side effects?

Continuous pills: The continuous (3 months+ no period) pills affect weight gain far less than Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots. ...Read more

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I'm on 12.5 mgs of Lexapro (escitalopram) but lately im very down again. Been on it 7 months. Afraid of side effects esp weight gain. Should I increase to 15 mgs?

I'm on 12.5 mgs of Lexapro (escitalopram) but lately im very down again. Been on it 7 months. Afraid of side effects esp weight gain. Should I increase to 15 mgs?

Ask your doc: You should not change your medication dose without speaking with your doctor. 12.5mg is not a very high dose, and there is probably room for increasing the dose. Also, Lexapro (escitalopram) is not famous for causing weight gain, so that shouldn't be a worry. ...Read more

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What physical side effects of rapid weight gain are there?

Many: Eventually: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, falls and accidents, infertility, poor self image and occ depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, etc. The list is longer, but I think you've got the idea already. ...Read more

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How can we keep ourself away from the side effects of duphaston like weight gain?

Duphaston: What are the side effects you have?
If you have weight gain please see a nurse specialist to help you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Is practin a bad drug to take for weight gain? What's the side effects if I stop the pill?

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

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Could you tell me about Sceletium Tortuosum? Is it worth taking? Are there side effects such as weight gain? Thanks.

Could you tell me about Sceletium Tortuosum? Is it worth taking? Are there side effects such as weight gain? Thanks.

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Allergy injections and being overweight.
There is not clinical research documenting weight gain from Sceletium.
August 2010 Yale University study in Obesity -people who took Antihistamines regularly were heavier than people who didn't take them at all.
See Allergy specialist about side effects.
See physician for Balanced Diet 1500 Cal/day and Exercise program ...Read more

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I will take this medicine for 3 weeks. It may cause of weight gain. How much time will be taken to reduce the side effects of omnacortil?

Depends: The weight gain is mostly from increased appetite. Whatever you have eaten extra, you will need to cut back by the same. Your metabolism will also favor fat instead of muscle production, thus even getting back to the same weight would still net you extra fat unless you do muscle training exercises to bulk yourself backup. ...Read more

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Sleeping at 3 to 5 pm, benefits or side effects? Does sleeping in day time causes weight gain?

Sleeping at 3 to 5 pm, benefits or side effects? Does sleeping in day time causes weight gain?

Learning experience: Sleep is not an entity that is standard for any two people. Everyone tolerates sleep, hours asleep and sleep deprivation differently. The quality of sleep is more important than the quantity. If in doubt, get to a sleep professional. ...Read more

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What type of ssri is has been know best to not cause weight gain any sexual side effects in women?

What type of ssri is has been know best to not cause weight gain any sexual side effects in women?

All SSRI can cause t: However, lexapro, can have the least side. Effect among the ssri.Regarding sexual side effect usually I tell my patient if u know u when u will be having sex stop the medication one day before. Another option to add wellbutrin (bupropion) to the ssri. .. ...Read more

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Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? What are side effects of using these medicines?

Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? What are side effects of using these medicines?

Nexito-escitalopram: ...is in the same class of meds as Prozac (fluoxetine). it doesn't usually cause wt. Gain. However, Mirnite (mirtazapine)_can cause wt. Gain and this wt. Gain can contribute to other problems. There are many other side effects, ranging from mild to severe. If you notice problems that might be caused by one of these meds, it's best to follow up with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? What are side effects of using these medicines?

Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? What are side effects of using these medicines?

Side effects: Nexito and Mirnite, both antidepressants, can interact to cause serotonin syndrome, which is too much serotonin in the nervous system. This is potentially serious. Mirnite is more likely to cause weight gain. Review with prescribing doctor and consider trying one or the other med. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Use lamictal many years as mood stabilizer. Very few side effects & no weight gain. Stopped working. What other drug to try w?

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

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So I'm getting Skyla placed tomorrow. I had implanon and had weight gain and an unending cycle. What are the chances of the same side effects?

Low: You may have bleeding at first with the Skyla while the receptors are being primed but this is most often in the first month. The incidence drops monthly. There is an average 10 pound weight gain each year with DepoProvera but studies have shown no weight change with the IUDs or implants. There is less hormone exposure with Skyla so less risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Quitting 25mg of zoloft after 6 weeks. Afraid of side effects and possible weight gain. Will the withdrawls be hard? I feel spacey and slow.

Quitting 25mg of zoloft after 6 weeks. Afraid of side effects and possible weight gain. Will the withdrawls be hard? I feel spacey and slow.

Go slow: In general, anytime you discontinue a SSRI (The class of medicine that you're taking) it is recommended that you taper off of it and do not stop it cold turkey. You need to either talk to your doctor or pharmacist about doing this. Best wishes ...Read more

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Am taking ovacare tablet, can it be a cause of weight gain? What are the side effects of this medicine?

Ovacare: Ovacare is a prenatal nutritional supplement that is unlikely to cause weight gain. It may cause some stomach upset, but is generally well tolerated with few side effects. ...Read more

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I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day. What are the side effects if I conceive. Does it also causes weight gain?

I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day. What are the side effects if I conceive. Does it also causes weight gain?

Relatively minor: You are on a low dose of Lamotrigine and it is likely that you will not experience any new side effects if you conceive. Based on pregnancy registry data, likely safe for babies but not fully clear if any teratogenic risk. It is a weight neutral drug, and will not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of omnacortil take to diminish. Like puffy face and weight gain. Afte the stopping of the steroid?

How long does the side effects of omnacortil take to diminish. Like puffy face and weight gain. Afte the stopping of the steroid?

Depends...: It depends on how much you were taking and for how long a period of time. Your doc will slowly try to lower the dose of steroid that you take hopefully to nothing over a period of time (this might take months). Then for the next year if your body is seriously stressed medically you may need to go back on steroids for a while. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more