Drugs That Pile on the Kilos
If you’re gaining weight for no reason or finding it hard to lose weight, your medications could be to blame
Some researchers believe SSRI (serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor)-style drugs , such as paroxetine and citalopram, increase appetite. But antidepressants that affect dopamine, such as bupropion, may actually reduce hunger.
Beta-blockers such as metoprolol and atenolol can make it harder to lose weight, possibly because they reduce metabolic rate. The skinny alternative? Mixed alpha- and betablockers such as carvedilol.
The anti-allergens loratadine and cetirizine contain less potent active chemicals than diphenhydramine, decreasing the chances that the drugs will boost appetite. concerns about a medication, ask your doctor before he or she writes the prescription. And when the duration of the prescription is on, never stop taking any medicine without professional advice.