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I recently taken Ventolin. Will I gain weight from this medication?

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replied January 11th, 2010
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.

Your concern is about Ventolin and weight gain. Ventolin is albuterol and is used in asthmatics and certain other airway diseases. Weight gain is a rare side effect of albuterol and is seen in less than 1% of patients using it.It may be due to unusual swelling of extremities and fluid retention.

If you notice such a side effect, talk to your doctor and he may want to change to other medicine for your problem.

Hope it helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasize a final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is just to provide medical information.

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