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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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Will Clomiphene cause weight gain? Any adverse side effects for it?

Will Clomiphene cause weight gain? Any adverse side effects for it?

DiscussWithYourOB: There should be no side effects from the weight gain.It deopends how long you have been taking it.I will suggest you discuss the weight gain with your Ob/Gyn Doctor ...Read more

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Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Dehydration...: Never a good way to lose weight as it is temporary until you rehydrate. Plus it can lead to electrolyte problems which can be extremely harmful. Stick with a good diet and exercise regimen instead. ...Read more

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) cause weight gain?

Does Nexium (esomeprazole) cause weight gain?

No : Not directly, but the symptoms for which you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) often include loss of appetite and/or nausea and if the Nexium (esomeprazole) is working, you may be feeling better and able to eat more (perhaps too much?). ...Read more

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Is weight gainers has side effects?

Is weight gainers has side effects?

Well...weight gain.: Usual weight gain supplements are just a concentrated form of calories - carbohydrates, protein and fat. Some have upwards of 1000 calories per shake - some even more. So the issue becomes weight gain, not the good kind, if you're not using those extra calories. If your activity level does not counterbalance the increase in calories, you'll gain weight, but not healthy weight. ...Read more

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Longterm effects with phentermine weight loss rx?

Longterm effects with phentermine weight loss rx?

Type of speed: Phentermine is a type of amphetamine (speed) which can increase metabolism slightly and decrease hunger somewhat. Most doctors limit use to 3 months. Use it as a tool combined with healthy eating to learn new eating behavior. Prolonged use can lead to a type of dependency. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) cause weight gain or cardiovascular side effects? I have WPW

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) cause weight gain or cardiovascular side effects? I have WPW

Not described so far: completely blocks acid production in the stomach resulting in gastrointestinal symptoms & defective absorption of nutrients like calcium,magnesium,iron,Vitamin B12 etc. Long term use may result in osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec cause weight gain?

Can Prilosec cause weight gain?

No: Not aware of that as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

To some degree: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) in most cases, either decreases appetite or has no effect on it. The most important way to avoid weight gain is a healthy balanced diet and exercise. Celexa may increase appetite but it is the number of calories consumed and not spent daily is what causes the weight gain. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause weight gain ?

Rarely: It would only rarely cause weight gain and if it follows the pattern of other ssris , with the exception of paxil, (paroxetine) the weight gain would start generally six months to a year into treatment. ...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 Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Yes: All of the ssri cause weigh gain...Sorry but it is true. The drug companies say no but the expérience says yes! ...Read more

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Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms...Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms...Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Not to my knowledge: Though it is not listed as one of the primary side effects, it is certainly possible. I usually advise my patients that if they should notice that they are eating more due to a given medication, they should probably keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. No medication will make you want to eat chocolate or fried foods, the choice is yours. ...Read more

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Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Not commonly: Weight gain is not common with Buspar (buspirone) -- happens in less than 1% of people according to pre-clinical studies. ...Read more

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Does sertraline (lustral) cause weight gain?

Does sertraline (lustral) cause weight gain?

Not classically: Serotonin enhancing agents can sometimes be associated with carbohydrate craving especially sweets which can be associated with weight gain ...Read more

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Does Prilosec prescription have any reports of serious side effects. Also does this pill cause weight gain.?

Does Prilosec prescription have any reports of serious side effects. Also does this pill cause weight gain.?

Yes it does: As you can imagine any medication can cause side effects. I looked up in a pharmacopeia and Prilosec can cause liver disease, severe skin blistering that requires emergency treatment. Abnormal absorption of certain electrolytes like phosphate. It can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis in certain people. I am not at all familiar with weight gain being one of the side effects. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that Prilosec is causing my weight gain? Is this possible?

I'm concerned that Prilosec is causing my weight gain? Is this possible?

Yes: Research suggests that long-term use of Prilosec and similar meds causes weight gain, but it can also lead to much more serious problems as well- see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19824113 ; http://nyti.Ms/1gv55yk diet and lifestyle changes can make the use of such drugs unnecessary- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec cause weight gain?

No: Not aware of that as a side effect. ...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?

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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Im 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 ?

Im 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?

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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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Does Perfectil Plus Vitamin have any side effects on weight gain?!

Does Perfectil Plus Vitamin have any side effects on weight gain?!

Probably not: Normal, healthy people in the developed world are usually not vitamin deficient, but can take a daily vitamin with minerals supplement just to make sure they get some vitamins and minerals that might not be in their diet if they don't have a very varied diet. Such supplements don't increase or decrease weight gain in normal people. One can check to see how many calories are in her supplements. ...Read more

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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more