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Duetact and Weight Gain

Duetact and Rapid Weight Gain

When considering Duetact and weight gain, remember that the drug may worsen congestive heart failure or, in some cases, even cause it. One of the main symptoms of heart failure is unexplained weight gain. In fact, people with symptoms of congestive heart failure can often have rapid weight gain (three to five pounds) over several days. This weight gain is often combined with other symptoms, such as a cough and/or swelling in the ankles, feet, or legs. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if you notice unexplained weight gain or swelling while taking Duetact.
(Click Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure for more information.)

Duetact and Gradual Weight Gain: Suggestions

If you are noticing gradual, unexplained weight gain while taking Duetact, there are some things that you can do. Suggestions include:
o Fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
o Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
  • Limit foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, 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 changes and may also look for other causes of weight gain, such as certain types of medical conditions. Your healthcare provider may switch you to another diabetes medication as well.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
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