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Lodine and Weight Gain

Lodine and Rapid Weight Gain

One important point to keep in mind is that all NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), including Lodine, may cause congestive heart failure. One of the main symptoms of congestive heart failure is unexplained weight gain. In fact, this can occur over just a couple of days. This weight gain is often combined with other symptoms, such as a cough and swelling in the ankles, feet, or legs. Thus, if you are taking Lodine, contact your healthcare provider if you notice unexplained weight gain or swelling.


If you are noticing a gradual weight gain while taking Lodine, there are some things that you can do. Suggestions include:
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet. This diet should include:


    • Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
    • Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    • Few foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, potassium, sodium (salt), and added sugars.


  • Get regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.
If the weight gain continues, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can recommend other lifestyle choices or may switch you to another pain-relief medication.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
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