diseases and drugs which cause wight loss or gain

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  1. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    hi
    here
    we are going to write all things about which diseases and drugs are going to lead weight loss / gain
    and what is the reasons ?
    for example:
    Celiac disease due to mucosal injury which results in loss of villi and absorptive surface area
    and so on
    in other hand , in the drugs
    oc pills result in wight gain due to (i dont know) but there is reason
     
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  3. Ionian

    Ionian 2+ Year Member

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    Off the top of my head...

    Weight loss: Topirimate, Fluoxetine* (uniquely)
    Weight gain: Valproic acid, and any drug that increases insulin release

    That's all you have to know, and you don't have to know why. Except for insulin lol.
     
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  4. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    thanks doc
    what about diseases which result in weight gain/loss and why ??
     
  5. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    hyperthyroidism can cause weight loss but i dont know why
     
  6. xlithiumx

    xlithiumx 10+ Year Member

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    You are definitely wrong re: valproic acid and topiramate. In fact the exact opposite is true. Topiramate is associated with weight loss and is frequently prescribed to aid in weight loss. Valproic acid is typically associated with meaningful weight gain.
     
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  7. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    yes you are right
    i though he write valproic acid causes wight gain

    thanks a lot
     
  8. Ionian

    Ionian 2+ Year Member

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    Woops I switch those drugs on my edit, idk why.

    Lol, definitely wrong. Get over yourself.

    I'm actually in the 96th percentile for pharm on uworld :) I assure you, it was a typing error.
     
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  9. xlithiumx

    xlithiumx 10+ Year Member

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    Cool.story.bro. Sad gunner is sad.
     
  10. Ionian

    Ionian 2+ Year Member

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    Sorry you're a loser is all. Can't all be me brah.
     
  11. xlithiumx

    xlithiumx 10+ Year Member

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    Says the MS2 to the practicing physician. I definitely don't want to be you. Been there done that.
     
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  12. CherryRedDracul

    CherryRedDracul 2 Chainz Muscular Dystrophy 2+ Year Member

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    Thyroid hormones increases the activity of the Na+/K+ ATPase pump and burn up all dat ATP.

    Corticosteroids also cause weight gain. Clozapine/olanzapine I heard is classically associated with weight gain and has been asked about on Step 1.
     
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  13. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    atypical Antipsychotic drugs (Clozapine and Risperidone) may cause weight gain
     
  14. SurgeDO

    SurgeDO 2+ Year Member

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    weight gain: hypothyroidism, cushings
    weight loss: type 1 diabetes, hyperthyroidism

    a lot of the diabetes drugs have weight gain and weight loss effects. particularly high yield is metformin, which is associated with weight loss.
     
  15. EazyE1907

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    Leptin. Not a dis or a drug. but a hormone that plays specific roles in weight via regulating hunger and satiety in the hypothalamus.
     
  16. faisal 2000

    faisal 2000 2+ Year Member

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    weight loss; achlasia, peptic ulcer, Malabsorption syndromes( such as celiac and crohn) , adenocarcinoma of colon , hepatitis
     

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