Episode 30 – Medications that Cause Weight Gain

Episode 30 – Medications that Cause Weight Gain

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THE METABOLIC COACHING RADIO SHOW – Medications that Cause Weight Gain – October 17, 2017 – AM 580

On today’s episode we discuss the impact of medications that cause weight gain and how their effects, even on the very low carbohydrate, LCHF Metabolic Coaching diet.

Topics in today’s show:

DRUGS THAT CAN CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN…

STEROIDS
prednisone
hydrocortisone

ANTIDEPRESSANTS
Tricyclic antidepressants,
Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip (amitriptyline)

monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Paxil (paroxetine)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
Remeron (mirtazapine) (SNRI)

ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS
Uses include mood control and stabilization for depression, bipolar, etc… not just schizophrenia.

clozapine (Clozaril)
olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Aripiprazole (Abilify)
ziprasidone (Geodon)
Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

ANTI-SEIZURE DRUGS
Uses include treating some types of pain, preventing migraines, stabilizing mood etc… not just seizure control.

carbamazepine (Tegretol),
gabapentin (Neurontin), and
valproic acid (Depakote)

DIABETES DRUGS
Insulin

Sulfonylrureas
glyburide, glizpizide, etc…

BETA BLOCKERS
Beta blockers for high blood pressure, but other uses include migraine control.

Tenormin (atenolol),
Lopressor (metoprolol), and
Inderal (propranolol)
And many more….

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, found alone or in combination with other blood pressure drugs as HCT)

ANTIHISTAMINES
It has long been known that the administration of antihistamines can cause weight gain. In fact, one antihistamine, cyproheptadine, has been used for this purpose.

Allegra (fexofenadine)

BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (for acid reflux)
Omeprazole (OTC in the USA)
Lansoprazole
Dexlansoprazole
Esomeprazole
Pantoprazole
Rabeprazole
Ilaprazole (not FDA approved as of May 2017)

STATINS – Do NOT Cause Weight Gain per se, but Cause Insulin Resistance and Worsen Diabetes and Blood Sugars
atorvastatin (Lipitor),
fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL),
lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev),
pravastatin (Pravachol),
rosuvastatin (Crestor),
simvastatin (Zocor), and.
pitavastatin (Livalo).

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