This is something that has been discussed a lot in asthma communities, as you can see here . Yet there has been very little documented evidence as to whether it is true or not. Someone asked me this question here , and my answer was a quick, "Studies have shown that if you rinse your mouth out really well after using your Advair inhaler systemic side effects are very rare."
A Second Look
Yet considering the broad discussions on this topic, I'm now wondering if I was wrong. Is it possible that Advair does cause weight gain?
Systemic corticosteroids, the kind given by IV or by mouth, can cause sytemic side effects, including weight gain. Yet, despite old fears, studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids are safe so long as you rinse your mouth out.
Asthma.emedtv.com notes that while weight gain was not listed among the side effects of Advair during initial testing, many asthmatics on Advair have noted weight gain. So perhaps further testing on this is merited. I know I ha...
Today we have even more bad news in two separate studies about the diabetes drug Avandia . With the bad news we get all the time about diabetes you might wonder why I report more negative stuff. It’s because we have much better alternatives. I have been studying a pre-print of a report scheduled to appear in the highly-respected Cochrane Library , a journal devoted to systematic reviews of health care interventions. The abstract is online . This is a publication of the Cochrane Collaboration, which has worldwide chapters in 50 medical specialties. The name comes from Archie Cochrane, who wrote a history of fatal flaws in medical practice, like the refusal by 19th century doctors to wash their hands between dissecting corpses and examining patients. Embargoed until just this hour, The Cochrane Library reports a systematic review of data by German researchers. Led by Bernd Richter, M.D., of Heinrich-Heine University, the study pooled data from 18 randomized controlled trials including m...
Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?
I have been having increased headaches and my Dr. wants me to try a two-week course of Medrol to break the cycle. I have been using Frova almost daily. (He thinks due to seasonal allergies, and I'm always worse in summer.)
I'm afraid of the side effects that I have read about (weight gain, puffy face). Here's why I am afraid:
I have had severe migraines (uncontrolled episodes last 4 days) since my 20s (in 50s now). Needless to say, I've been on every preventive treatment listed and have suffered the side effects of all and that's why I'm afraid. We were trying to control them hormonally and I gained 40 lbs (30 of which is off now).
I realize I have to be on some kind of preventive medication after all is said and done. This year I went off of all preventive medication because I was so sick and tired of all of the side effects but obviously, I need to do something. I was thinking of going ba...
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