Weight Manager

September 2008 Issue

Rx: Weight Gain?

Itís not uncommon. You start taking a new medication and suddenly you notice youíve gained weight. You suspect a connection. And you may be right. Several classes of medications are known to trigger weight gain.They include drugs for high blood pressure (e.g., Minipress, Cardura, Hytrin), diabetes (e.g., Avandia, Diabinese, Orinase) and heart conditions (e.g., Inderal, Lopressor, Toprol, Tenormin). Some of the worst offenders are corticosteroids, such as prednisone, antipsychotics (e.g., Haldol, Risperdal, Zyprexa) and anticonvulsants (e.g., Depakote, Tegretol, Neurontin).

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