13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight


Pharmaceuticals and Fat

According to a research in US, there are every 7 person out of 100 is overweight. The alarming situation is, those people use drugs to treat the problems caused by obesity like diabetes, depression and high blood pressure but unfortunately those drugs themselves are often linked to weight gain and obesity. This is the time when doctors and patients should be more aware of the problem.

Here I’m going to mention 13 drugs, which can be linked to weight gain. Obviously we aren’t asking to stop taking those medicines because they can be life-saving as well. Just follow these strategies that could help you to keep off the pounds.

1. Paxil (paroxetine)

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors usually aren’t linked to weight gain and this is because antidepressant medicines boosts the levels of serotonin, which are associated to keep you fuller for longer but there is an exception. Paxil.

Paxil is considered as one of the most used and best medicine to treat anxiety. But several people reported that they gain weight while they take Paxil. If you too suffers from the weight gain effects of Paxil than head to your doctor and ask him to give you some weigh neutral anxiety medicine like Zoloft or Prozac.

1. Deltasone (prednisone)

Deltasone is an oral corticosteroid are stronger than the inhaled forms of the drug and are linked to more weight gain, especially if you are using since longer.

According to a survey conducted in 2006, 60 to 80% of the people who were the users of oral-corticosteroids for longer period of time stated that they had to suffer weight gain. People suffering from inflammation in bowel movements and asthma tend to use higher dose of the medicine and they are likely to gain more weight as compared to the people who were on low dose, like people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

It is still not known that how to overcome the weight gain side effects of the medicine but regular exercise, and clean diet can help and in some cases metformin can also help.


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