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Medications Linked to Increased Risk of 'Weight Gain'

This section presents medications that are known to potentially lead to 'Weight Gain' as a side effect." It's important to note that mild side effects are quite common with medications.
Please be aware that the drugs listed here are individual medications and may be part of a broader combination therapy. This information is meant to be a helpful resource but should not replace professional medical advice. If you're concerned about 'Weight Gain', it's best to consult a healthcare professional.
In addition to 'Weight Gain', other symptoms or signs might better match your side effect. We have listed these below for your convenience. If you find a symptom that more closely resembles your experience, you can use it to identify potential medications that might be the cause.
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Drugs with the Side Effect - Weight Gain

Acetohexamide

Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling, increased urination, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion, weakness

Aldesleukin

Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling, increased urination, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion, weakness
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Aliskiren and Amlodipine

Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling, increased urination, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion, weakness

Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension
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Nortriptyline

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Olanzapine

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Omeprazole

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Ormeloxifene

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Oxprenolol

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Pemetrexed

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Penfluridol

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Phenelzine

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Phenylbutazone

Most other Common Side Effects - Headache, vaginal candidiasis, upper respiratory infection, nausea, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, sinusitis, vaginitis (bacterial), abnormal cervical smear, acne, urinary tract infection, mood swings, vomiting, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, hypertension

Prednisolone Acetate (Oral Suspension)

Most other Common Side Effects: Fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, increased appetite, high blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes

Prednisone

Most other Common Side Effects: Fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, increased appetite, high blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes

Pregabalin

Most other Common Side Effects: Fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, increased appetite, high blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes

Protriptyline Hydrochloride

Most other Common Side Effects: Fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, increased appetite, high blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes

Quetiapine

Most other Common Side Effects: Fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, increased appetite, high blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes

Vildagliptin

Most other Common Side Effects: Low blood sugar level, tremor, headache

Vinflunine

Most other Common Side Effects: Low blood sugar level, tremor, headache

Zaleplon

Most other Common Side Effects: Low blood sugar level, tremor, headache
References
  1. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/information-consumers-and-patients-drugs/finding-and-learning-about-side-effects-adverse-reactions
  2. https://nctr-crs.fda.gov/fdalabel/ui/search
  3. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/
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