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Saturday, July 14, 2018

BETA BLOCKERS

People who used beta blockers in a Diabetic Clinic weighed 19.6 lbs more than non-users

Among a total of 214 consecutive patients attending a diabetic clinic, 30% were taking beta blockers to lower blood pressure according to a study from Australia.

Those taking beta blockers were 19.6 pounds heavier than patients not taking a beta blocker (202 lbs vs 183 lbs).

Beta blockers are drugs are given for:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Tremor
  • Prevention of migraines
  • given after a heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • akathisia (restlessness or inability to sit still)
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety
  • aggressive behavior

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Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018 6:49 am | [0] comments

BETA BLOCKERS

People who used beta blockers in a Hypertension Clinic weighed 37.9 lbs more than Non-Users

Among a total of 84 consecutive patients attending a hypertension clinic, 50% were taking beta blockers to lower blood pressure according to a study from Australia.

Those taking beta blockers were 37.9 pounds heavier than patients not taking a beta blocker (197 lbs vs 159 lbs).

Beta blockers are drugs are given for:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Tremor
  • Prevention of migraines
  • given after a heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • akathisia (restlessness or inability to sit still)
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety
  • aggressive behavior

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Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018 6:20 am | [0] comments

BETA BLOCKERS

Beta blockers reduced diet-induced thermogenesis by 50%

Beta blockers reduce diet-induced thermogenesis by 50% according to a study from Australia.

Beta blockers are drugs are given for:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Tremor
  • Prevention of migraines
  • given after a heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • akathisia (restlessness or inability to sit still)
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety
  • aggressive behavior

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Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018 5:55 am | [0] comments

BETA BLOCKERS

Beta blockers reduced fat oxidation rate by 32%

Beta blockers reduce fat oxidation by 32% according to a study from Australia.

Beta blockers are drugs are given for:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Tremor
  • Prevention of migraines
  • given after a heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • akathisia (restlessness or inability to sit still)
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety
  • aggressive behavior

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Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018 5:50 am | [0] comments

BETA BLOCKERS

Beta blockers reduced weekly habitual activity by 34%

Beta blockers reduce weekly habitual activity by 34%, as measured by the number of steps taken in a week by a pedometer, according to a study from Australia.

The average number of steps taken in a week was 38,816 steps in the Beta-blocker group versus 58,944 steps in the control group.

(The paper rounds off the calculation to approximately 30%, however, the calculation shows the difference is 34%.)

Beta blockers are drugs are given for:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Tremor
  • Prevention of migraines
  • given after a heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • akathisia (restlessness or inability to sit still)
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety
  • aggressive behavior

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Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018 5:45 am | [0] comments

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ANTIHISTAMINES

Men taking prescription antihistamines weigh 20.9 lbs more than men not taking these drugs

Men taking a prescription H1 antihistamine weighed an average of 20.9 pounds more than men not taking these drugs according to data from the 2005–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 10:24 am | [0] comments

ANTIHISTAMINES

Women taking prescription antihistamines weigh 9.7 lbs more than women not taking these drugs

Women taking a prescription H1 antihistamine weighed an average of 9.7 pounds more than women not taking these drugs according to data from the 2005–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 10:02 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

RISPERDAL (RISPERIDONE) PLUS PAXIL (PAROXETINE)

Risperdal (risperidone) plus Paxil (paroxetine) causes weight gain of 30-31 lbs in 4-5 months

Two patients given the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) plus the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) gained a large amount of weight in a short period of time according to an article from Japan.

One person gained 31 pounds in four months, while the second person gained 30 pounds in five months. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 05, 2011 12:51 pm | [0] comments

Monday, April 04, 2011

ELAVIL

Elavil (amitriptyline) caused average weight gain of 5.3 lbs in six months

Elavil (amitriptyline) caused average weight gain of 5.3 lbs in six months in patients given the drug for as a preventative against migraine headaches according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 3:12 pm | [0] comments

ABILIFY

Abilify (aripiprazole) causes AN average weight gain of 2 lbs in four months

Abilify (aripiprazole), an antipsychotic drug being promoted as an add-on drug for people who are depressed, caused an average weight gain of 2 pounds in a four month study of Bipolar patients according to a study from Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 2:23 pm | [0] comments

ABILIFY

Abilify (aripiprazole) causes AN average weight gain of 2 lbs in four months

Abilify (aripiprazole), an antipsychotic drug being promoted as an add-on drug for people who are depressed, caused an average weight gain of 2 pounds in a four month study of Bipolar patients according to a study from Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 2:23 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, October 07, 2010

CELEXA

Celexa (citalorpam) causes woman to gain 100 lbs in less than a year

"Thanks to Celexa, I gained 100 lbs in less than 11 months," noted a woman named Lynn. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 2:12 pm | [2] comments

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Zyprexa gained an average of 18.7 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Zyprexa (olanzapine) gained an average of 18.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:21 am | [0] comments

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Seroquel gained an average of 13.4 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) gained an average of 13.4 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:12 am | [0] comments

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Risperdal gained an average of 11.7 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Risperdal (Risperidone) gained an average of 11.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:04 am | [0] comments

ZYPREXA

Children and adolescents given Abilify gained an average of 9.7 lbs in 3 months

Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Abilify (aripiprazole) gained an average of 11.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:00 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ZYPREXA

5 mg Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes weight gain of 15 lbs in one year

A dose 5 mg of Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of roughly 15 lbs after one year according to a paper by Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 12:27 pm | [0] comments

ZYPREXA

15 mg Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes weight gain of 24 lbs in one year

A dose 15 mg of Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of roughly 24 lbs after one year according to a paper by Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 12:04 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

ZYPREXA

Zyprexa caused a weight gain of 35 lbs in 3 months in one man, 70 lbs in 6 months in another

Zyprexa (olanzapine) can cause massive weight gain. Here are two case reports. One man given 15 mg of Zyprexa gained 35 pounds in three months, while another man given 20 mg gained 70 pounds in six months. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, May 06, 2009 11:40 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remeron (mirtazapine) associated with weight gain of 6.6 lbs in the first month

People gained an average of 6.6 pounds in the first month when given the antidepressant Remeron (mirtazapine) according to a study from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 7:04 am | [0] comments

Thursday, October 02, 2008

TOPAMAX

Topamax caused weight loss of 15.8 lbs in 59% of patients who gained weight on psychotropic drugs

Topamax (topiramate) caused an average weight loss of 15.8 pounds in 59 percent of patients who had gained weight on psychotropic drugs, whereas the other 41 percent gained an average of 11 pounds according to a new study from researchers at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 8:26 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 04, 2008

MIRAPEX (PRAMIPEXOLE) AND REQUIP (ROPINIROLE)

Person gains 50 lbs taking dopamine agonist drugs Mirapex (pramipexole) and Requip (ropinirole)

Here is a comment from someone who gained 50 pounds while taking various dopamine agonist drugs, that is drugs that directly stimulate dopamine receptors, and enhance dopamine.

Comment: Not all drugs or supplements that increase dopamine cause weight gain, in fact, some cause weight loss. But this person's experience is still a good one to be aware of. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 8:37 pm | [0] comments

Monday, September 17, 2007

DEPO-PROVERA

20-year-old woman gained 40 lbs in one year while using Depo-Provera for birth control

Here is a short story from a 24-year-old woman who, at the age of 20, gained 40 pounds in one year after she was given Depo-Provera for birth control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Sep 17, 2007 7:11 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

DRUGS CAUSING WEIGHT GAIN

List of drugs that can cause weight gain

The following drugs can cause weight gain according WrongDiagnosis.com. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 11, 2007 7:10 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 17, 2005

CELEXA WEIGHT GAIN

Celexa (citalorpam) can cause significant weight gain

The antidepressant Celexa (citalorpam) can cause significant weight gain according to according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 8:25 am | [33] comments

SERZONE WEIGHT GAIN

Serzone (nefazodone) less likely to cause weight gain than Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft

The antidepressant Serzone (nefazodone) is less likely to cause significant weight gain than Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft (sertraline) according to according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 7:50 am | [1] comments

PAXIL WEIGHT GAIN

Paxil (paroxetine) more likely to cause significant weight gain than Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft

The antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) is more likely to cause significant weight gain than either Prozac (fluoxetine) or Zoloft (sertraline) according to according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 7:25 am | [1] comments

Friday, November 11, 2005

SEROQUEL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Seroquel (quetiapine) causes significant weight gain in 56% of patients

Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average weight gain of 7 percent or more in patients with schizophrenia or psychosis in 56 percent of patients according to a large, ongoing study of patients as noted in a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [2] comments

ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes significant weight gain in 40 percent of patients

Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 40 percent of patients according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [1] comments

ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes average weight gain of 7.9 percent in bipolar patients

Zyprexa (olanzapine) caused an average weight gain of 7.9 percent in patients with bipolar disorder (manic-depression) after an average time on the drug of 2 years and 5 months according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes average weight gain in 20 pounds in schizophrenic patients

Zyprexa (olanzapine) caused an average weight gain of 20.4 pounds in schizophrenic patients after an average time on the drug of 1 year and 10 months according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

RISPERDAL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Risperdal (risperidone) causes significant weight gain in 37 percent of patients

The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 37 percent of patients according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 10, 2005

CLOZAPINE-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

Clozapine causes average weight gain of 5 pounds, but in some as much as 28 pounds

Clozapine, an antipsychotic drug, causes an average weight gain of 5.3 pounds, but weight changes vary widely among individuals, ranging from a weight loss of 38.5 pounds and a weight gain of 28.4 pounds according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Nov 10, 2005 7:47 am | [2] comments

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

DOPAMINE AGONISTS

Dopamine agonists such as Mirapex (pramipexole) can cause compulsive eating and weight gain

Dopamine agonists, that is drugs that stimulate dopamine receptors, such as Mirapex (pramipexole), can cause compulsive eating and weight gain according to a new paper from researchers at Colum Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Nov 02, 2005 6:12 am | [14] comments

Monday, May 09, 2005

ZYPREXA

Zyprexa (olanzapine) dose of 13.3 mg per day or more increases risk of large weight gain 3-fold

The antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) is associated with weight gain. The typical dose is 5 to 20 mg per day. A dose of 13.3 mg per day or more increases the risk of a large weight gain 3-fold. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, May 09, 2005 6:01 am | [0] comments

ZYPREXA

Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes rapid weight gain in 15% of patients

Approximately 15 percent of people gain weight rapidly when taking taking Zyprexa (olanzapine): an average of 4 percent of their body weight -- an average of 7 pounds -- in the first two weeks, and 7 percent or more of their body weight -- an average of 15.9 pounds -- during the first six weeks according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, May 09, 2005 4:15 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

DRUGS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA

Drugs for schizophrenia: Abilify (aripiprazole) causes weight loss, Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain

Schizophrenic patients given Abilify (aripiprazole) lost 3 pounds in six months compared to a weight gain of 9.4 pounds in patients given Zyprexa (olanzapine) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Jan 05, 2005 5:38 am | [3] comments

Monday, December 06, 2004

Patients willing to gain 5 lbs for non-life threatening conditions, 13 lbs for life-threatening

Patients are willing to gain 5.5 pounds taking medications for non-life-threatening medical condition, 5.4 pounds for non-life-threatening psychiatric conditions, and 13.3 pounds for life-threatening conditions according to a study of 241 patients. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Dec 06, 2004 9:28 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Actos (pioglitazone) and Avandia (rosiglitazone) cause significant weight gain in 48-58% of patients

Actos (pioglitazone), an antidiabetic medicine, causes significant weight gain in 48 percent of patients who take it according to a study from Australia. Avandia (rosiglitazone), another antidiabetic medicine, causes significant weight loss in 58 percent of patients. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Nov 18, 2004 3:44 am | [16] comments

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Geodon (ziprasidone) associated with weight gain of 0.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months

Geodon (ziprasidone) is estimated to cause an average weight gain of 0.1 pounds after two-and-one-half months according to a recent review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Aug 28, 2004 9:50 am | [0] comments

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