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Is exssesive weight gain with rheumatoid arthritis medication normal?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Sometimes

Some medications can lead to weight gain.
Most commonly, steroids used to treat RA are associated with weight gain, usually by increasing cravings for carbohydrates.

In brief: Sometimes

Some medications can lead to weight gain.
Most commonly, steroids used to treat RA are associated with weight gain, usually by increasing cravings for carbohydrates.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

Besides the Prednisone mentioned, Remicade (infliximab) can be associated with weight gain.

In brief: See below

Besides the Prednisone mentioned, Remicade (infliximab) can be associated with weight gain.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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