4 Drugs That Make You FAT

Fat Pill Drugs

Are those drugs really fat pills?

Fat pills in disguise! That’s what many common medications really are.

It’s the ultimate medical double cross. You take a pill to get rid of one health problem — allergies, insomnia, or even heart disease — but while you’re working on that your weight spirals out of control, giving you a whole new set of problems.

You feel hungry all the time. Your appetite is ferocious, but your metabolism seems to have gone on vacation. Week after week, the numbers on your scale keep going up.

Extra trips to the gym don’t make a dent in your weight. A strict diet hardly budges the scale. Frustration, anger, and depression set in as your waistline expands for no apparent reason.

It may be years before you think to complain to your doctor. Even then, you might not hear what you need to know: Weight gain is a commonly overlooked side effect of everyday medications.

Even if you discover the truth, you’ll still have to deal with the pounds. A better plan? Know ahead of time which four common medications are secret fat pills that make you pack on the pounds and fight back against these unwanted weight gain drugs with an all-natural solution.

Allergy Medications

More than 13 million people went to their doctor in 2010 to complain about allergies. It’s estimated that 60 million Americans suffer from allergies, making them the fifth most common chronic complaint.

You may reach for over the counter allergy pills as a first line of defense for your nose when the sniffles strike… but you’re not doing your belly any favors. While these pills may help stop the sneezes, they also help you pack on the pounds by altering your appetite.

The antihistamine diphenhydramine increases your appetite as long as you’re on the medication. It’s found in Benadryl, Alka-Seltzer Plus Allergy and many generic antihistamine products. Instead of pure allergy relief, you get the chance to pack on “mystery” pounds that seem to spring up out of nowhere.

Sleeping Pills

Sleep deprivation is a quick path to weight gain. If you’re short on sleep, you eat an average of 300 extra calories a day. While it may not seem like much, those 300 calories represent “a substantial increase in energy intake that, if maintained chronically, would lead to rapid and robust weight gain,” according to sleep researcher Eve Van Cauter.

Making matters worse is that most of those calories come in the form of high-fat and high-sugar junk foods. Ice cream is a favorite food of the sleep deprived and so is fast food. Thus, turning to sleeping pills is a smart weight loss choice … or is it?

It turns out sleeping pills are actually weight gain drugs that boost your appetite even more. Common over the counter pills like Sominex, Unisom, and Nytol all stimulate your appetite. Add the calorie hike you’re already getting from being tired in the first place and this one-two punch is a sure path to unwanted and unwelcome pounds.


Being overweight can make you feel depressed … but don’t count on antidepressants to give you any help with the scale.

Leading antidepressants such as Paxil, Pexeva and Celexa actually work to increase your appetite. They are SSRIs that contain paroxetine and citalopram, which modify your perception of hunger. Other antidepressants that work on dopamine won’t give you the same weight gain problems these pills will, but the likelihood of extra pounds isn’t always highlighted as a potential side of treatment. As a result, you may find yourself feeling better but looking worse.

Heart Medication

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Unfortunately, heart medications can also cause unwanted weight gain.

The top culprits are dedicated beta-blockers such as Lopressor and Tenormin, which really should be called fat pills! Researchers believe these drugs reduce your overall metabolic rate, making it harder for you to burn calories and lose weight. Sadly, weight gain isn’t even mentioned as a common side effect by top medical sites like the Mayo Clinic, leaving you in the dark as to why you’re putting on extra pounds while you take heart pills.

Fight “Fat Pills” and Weight Gain Drugs

These sneaky fat pills make you pack on pounds by altering your body’s basic chemistry. They pump you full of artificial compounds and sabotage your metabolism. To fight back, you have to be ready to meet these weight gain drugs at their own level with sound cellular science.

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Allergy Statistics. Retrieved 2012 April 26.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Allergy Facts and Figures. Retrieved 2012 April 26.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Heart Disease Facts. 2012 Mar 23.

Hellmich, N. Sleep-deprived people eat 300 more calories a day. USA Today. 2011 Mar 23.

Nuzzo, R. Pills That Put On Weight. Reader’s Digest. 2012 Mar; p. 38.

MayoClinic.com. Beta-Blockers. 2010 Dec 16.


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Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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2 thoughts on “4 Drugs That Make You FAT”

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