13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight


10. Diabinese, Insulase (chlorpropamide)

Some drugs that treats type 2 diabetes are linked to weight loss while some of them are associated with weight gain.

Drugs which are sulfonylurea like Insulase and Diabinese and some drugs like Ptandin and Actos encourages the production of insulin in the body that increases the appetite while reducing the blood sugar levels in the body.

Diabetes drugs like Januvia, Byetta and Metformin are more likely to be involved in weight loss.

11. Insulin

Insulin directly affects the weight gain but certain types of insulin has less serious effects like long term usage of Insulin Levemir.

According to a study conducted on diabetics, people who are recommended to take insulin to control their sugar levels, gained 11 pounds in three years but almost half of the weight gain occurred in initial three months.

There are certain drugs that we take to cure or treat any diseases are more likely to help you develop other diseases. That’s what insulin does, as it increases the weight.


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