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    Old 02-07-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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    Prevacid & Weight Gain

    Does anyone know if Prevacid or Maalox can cause weight gain?

     
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    Old 02-07-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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    Re: Prevacid & Weight Gain

    I'd like to know too. I'm on Pariet. Not sure if it is just coincidence but over the past 2 months especially I've put on alot of fat around my stomach and hips. I'm bloated ALOT. The doc says no but ..................

     
    Old 02-08-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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    Re: Prevacid & Weight Gain

    I gained 45 pounds in 6 months after going on Nexium 2x per day. I don't know if it was due to the meds, increased appetite, or slower metabolism (I had just turned 30). I admit that I ate quite a bit of white-flour foods during that time period (more than usual). Lots of pasta and breads and my favorites, crepes and popovers. Still, 45 was a lot of weight. I've lost 40 of it by now, due to everyday exercise and restricted calories since I started a diet in August. But the good news is that the restricted calorie diet really worked to control my LPR - not because of just fewer calories and weight loss, but I discovered that really small meals meant less coughing and reflux for me. Still take the meds though...

     
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