Many patients either gain or lose weight when they take new prescription medication. We are going to approach this from a weight gain and weight loss point of view and what you should do – either change your lifestyle or medication, so your life isn’t thrown off-balance by sudden weight gain or weight loss.
People who start taking new drugs may start noticing that they are starting to pile on the pounds. Most people blame the extra weight on the prescription drugs, and there is a chance they could be right or wrong. Most, if not all prescription drugs have a ‘risk-benefit ratio,’ what’s commonly referred to as side effects. In truth, weight gain is common with certain medications, but not all. However, most people don’t consider the fact that they have cut back on their exercise or healthy lifestyle since starting on the drugs.