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Why does Gabapentin cause weight gain?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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In brief: Weight/seizure meds

The mechanism that causes weight gain due to use of anti-convulsants is not absolutely known, but it is suggested that lowered glucose levels stimulate the hypothalamus to increase appetite.
Further explanation of this process can be found in the following publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11735653

In brief: Weight/seizure meds

The mechanism that causes weight gain due to use of anti-convulsants is not absolutely known, but it is suggested that lowered glucose levels stimulate the hypothalamus to increase appetite.
Further explanation of this process can be found in the following publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11735653
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