• rumley38 rumley38
    March 12, 2009
    Why can Lyrica cause weight gain?
    rumley38 rumley38
    March 12, 2009

    I have just started Lyrica and I am very concerned that one of the  common side effects is weight gain.  Why is that?  Is there something in it that causes this?



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    March 15, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    March 15, 2009

    Hi rumley38,


    Weight gain is a potential side effect of Lyrica, meaning not everyone who takes it will experience this side effect. Over time, as our bodies adjust to new medications, some potential side effects may lessen. This can take up to three months.


    I'm not sure why these drugs have weight gain as a potential side effect, but we have Sharepost on another site you may be interested in reading on this topic: No Pain, Weight Gain: Does Taking Certain Medications Mean Adding Pounds?

    Good luck



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