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Albuterol/Ipratropium - does this treatment cause weight gain?


caringsonbj 24 June 2011

Dear Aharonhume,
I was given these medications and I thought I noticed a slight weight gain and I also had some rapid heart beats I was hospitalized I am sensitive to some medications I think moreso than the usual person my physician made a change in dose and I was able to tolerate the medication. if you feel this is giving you weight gain or other problems then I would talk with the doctor Please take good care!

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Inactive 24 June 2011

caringson, albuterall is the one that gives the rapid heart rate, that is a common side effect. It so bad for some people they can't take it. The steriods are diffrent than the steriods you take by mouth, they don't blow you up and gain alot of wt. But you are right if this person is having problems they do need to talk to their doc. Thanks for letting me comment. V

caringsonbj 24 June 2011

You are welcome!

Rajive Goel 24 June 2011

It has not been reported, best would be to seek medical advice from the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med.

Take care, be well & safe, please!

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