Prescription drugs can lead to weight gain, even obesity

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by JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on July 18, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:45 AM

Many prescription drugs can cause weight gain -- even obesity -- and doctors don't always warn patients of the danger.

For example, lupus patients are often prescribed prednisone, which can cause patients to feel hungry all the time.

To complicate matters further, the same drugs that cause weight gain in some people can cause weight loss in others.

Here's a list of the most commonly prescribed drugs that can lead to weight gain.

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