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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT MAKE WEIGHT LOSS DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. (and some that actually make you GAIN weight)

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm

Ray Salomone   Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist

I’ve suspected for many years (and been told by several doctors in candid moments) that many popular prescription medications are actually hindering the weight loss efforts of the users. (Now why in the world would Big Pharma want us to be lean and fit, that’s very bad for business).

In his thoroughly researched book, WHY DIETANDEXERCISE FAIL, author Daniel Matthew Korn lists the drugs that may be doing more harm than good.

This is a link to his site and below is the listings of the drugs. Oh, and please remember that Pfizer was just slammed with a $2.3 BILLION dollar fine for falsely and fraudulently marketing their drugs.

 http://www.whydietandexercisefail.com/drugs.html

  Drugs with Weight Gain as a Side Effect

Class:Anticonvulsants
Names:Lamictal®, Tegretol®
Effects:Anticonvulsants are used mainly to treat seizure disorders but are also prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and certain types of depression.
Appetite:        These drugs tend to cause elevated insulin levels in the blood (hyperinsulinemia) and increased appetite, leading to weight gain. 3

 

Class:Antidepressants
Names:Paxil®, Zoloft®, Prozac®
Effects:Antidepressants are used to treat major depression. The exact mechanism of the therapeutic effects is controversial.
Appetite:        While the specific mechanism is unknown, it is known that antidepressants are associated with increased food cravings and an inability to feel full despite eating more than enough. 4

 

Class:Antipsychotics
Names:Zyprexa®, Seroquel®, Risperdal®
Effects:Antipsychotics are used to treat schizophrenia, mania, delusional disorder, and psychotic depression. They work by blocking receptors in the brain’s dopamine pathways.
Appetite:        Animal studies have suggested that antipsychotics affect appetite regulation. 5

 

Class:Beta-Blockers
Names:Tenormin®, Lopressor®
Effects:Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, panic attacks, and abnormal heart rhythms. They block adrenaline, causing heart rate to slow.
Appetite:        The older Beta-Blockers caused high blood insulin level, which is associated with increased hunger. The newer Beta-Blockers are not associated with weight gain. 6

 

Class:Mood Stabilizers
Names:Lithium, Depakote®, Seroquel®
Effects:Mood stabilizers are used to treat mental disorders in which there are intense and persistent mood shifts, including bipolar disorder. They are also used to treat borderline (psychotic) personality disorder.
Appetite:        This class of drugs can cause increased appetite and cravings for sweet and fatty foods. 7

 

Class:Steroids
Names:Prednisone®, Triamcinolone, Betamethasone
Effects:Steroids, which are different from anabolic-steroids used by weight builders to gain muscle, are used to treat inflammatory conditions such as dermatitis, arthritis, and asthma.
Appetite:        These drugs cause weight gain in nearly all patients who take them. 8

 

Class:Antihistamines
Names:Allegra®, Benadryl®, Zyrtec®
Effects:Antihistamines are used as treatment for allergies. They inhibit the release of histamine, which is present in excessive amounts in people with allergies.
Appetite:        Hunger may increase with these drugs because histamine receptors are involved in appetite regulation. While people do not complain that they feel hungry, it is observed that they are eating more. 9 This occurs in a small percentage of patients.

 

Class:Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDS)
Names:Celebrex®, Licofelone®
Effects:Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are used as treatment for pain and inflammation in conditions such as headache, migraine, arthritis, and gout. They inhibit the action of the enzyme cyclooxygenase.
Appetite:        Weight gain is a reported side effect of NSAIDS but the mechanism of action has not been studied. 10

 

Ray Salomone   Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist

www.GrecoRomanWellness.com

Blog: www.GrecoRomanWellness.wordpress.com

The Most Provocative Wellness Blog on the internet

 

Eat Fresh, Whole Foods. Exercise Intensely

PLAY ROUGHANDLIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT!!!

 

Contact Me Directly at: Ray@GrecoRomanWellness.com

 

If you wish to be notified of my new blog postings, please click on this link to subscribe:

 

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Coming Soon to bookstores:

TheGreco Roman Roadto Wellness

by Ray Salomone and Dr. Katina Ioannidis

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Greco-Roman-Road-Wellness-Old-World-Times/dp/0982139209/re

 

Ray Salomone   Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist

I’ve suspected for many years (and been told by several doctors in candid moments) that many popular prescription medications are actually hindering the weight loss efforts of the users. (Now why in the world would Big Pharma want us to be lean and fit, that’s very bad for business).

In his thoroughly researched book, WHY DIETANDEXERCISE FAIL, author Daniel Matthew Korn lists the drugs that may be doing more harm than good.

This is a link to his site and below is the listings of the drugs. Oh, and please remember that Pfizer was just slammed with a $2.3 BILLION dollar fine for falsely and fraudulently marketing their drugs.

 http://www.whydietandexercisefail.com/drugs.html

  Drugs with Weight Gain as a Side Effect

Class:Anticonvulsants
Names:Lamictal®, Tegretol®
Effects:Anticonvulsants are used mainly to treat seizure disorders but are also prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and certain types of depression.
Appetite:        These drugs tend to cause elevated insulin levels in the blood (hyperinsulinemia) and increased appetite, leading to weight gain. 3

 

Class:Antidepressants
Names:Paxil®, Zoloft®, Prozac®
Effects:Antidepressants are used to treat major depression. The exact mechanism of the therapeutic effects is controversial.
Appetite:        While the specific mechanism is unknown, it is known that antidepressants are associated with increased food cravings and an inability to feel full despite eating more than enough. 4

 

Class:Antipsychotics
Names:Zyprexa®, Seroquel®, Risperdal®
Effects:Antipsychotics are used to treat schizophrenia, mania, delusional disorder, and psychotic depression. They work by blocking receptors in the brain’s dopamine pathways.
Appetite:        Animal studies have suggested that antipsychotics affect appetite regulation. 5

 

Class:Beta-Blockers
Names:Tenormin®, Lopressor®
Effects:Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, panic attacks, and abnormal heart rhythms. They block adrenaline, causing heart rate to slow.
Appetite:        The older Beta-Blockers caused high blood insulin level, which is associated with increased hunger. The newer Beta-Blockers are not associated with weight gain. 6

 

Class:Mood Stabilizers
Names:Lithium, Depakote®, Seroquel®
Effects:Mood stabilizers are used to treat mental disorders in which there are intense and persistent mood shifts, including bipolar disorder. They are also used to treat borderline (psychotic) personality disorder.
Appetite:        This class of drugs can cause increased appetite and cravings for sweet and fatty foods. 7

 

Class:Steroids
Names:Prednisone®, Triamcinolone, Betamethasone
Effects:Steroids, which are different from anabolic-steroids used by weight builders to gain muscle, are used to treat inflammatory conditions such as dermatitis, arthritis, and asthma.
Appetite:        These drugs cause weight gain in nearly all patients who take them. 8

 

Class:Antihistamines
Names:Allegra®, Benadryl®, Zyrtec®
Effects:Antihistamines are used as treatment for allergies. They inhibit the release of histamine, which is present in excessive amounts in people with allergies.
Appetite:        Hunger may increase with these drugs because histamine receptors are involved in appetite regulation. While people do not complain that they feel hungry, it is observed that they are eating more. 9 This occurs in a small percentage of patients.

 

Class:Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDS)
Names:Celebrex®, Licofelone®
Effects:Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are used as treatment for pain and inflammation in conditions such as headache, migraine, arthritis, and gout. They inhibit the action of the enzyme cyclooxygenase.
Appetite:        Weight gain is a reported side effect of NSAIDS but the mechanism of action has not been studied. 10

 

Ray Salomone   Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist

www.GrecoRomanWellness.com

Blog: www.GrecoRomanWellness.wordpress.com

The Most Provocative Wellness Blog on the internet

 

Eat Fresh, Whole Foods. Exercise Intensely

PLAY ROUGHANDLIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT!!!

 

Contact Me Directly at: Ray@GrecoRomanWellness.com

 

If you wish to be notified of my new blog postings, please click on this link to subscribe:

 

http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=wordpress/jzmZ&loc=en_US

 

Coming Soon to bookstores:

TheGreco Roman Roadto Wellness

by Ray Salomone and Dr. Katina Ioannidis

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Greco-Roman-Road-Wellness-Old-World-Times/dp/0982139209/re

 

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