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13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight

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Birth control

Birth-control pills are often blamed for weight gain, but it is largely unwarranted, Dr. Cheskin says.

In fact, only the long-acting, progestin-only injectable called depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been consistently linked with weight gain.

Research suggests that young women who were obese to begin with are most prone to weight gain on DMPA.

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