Certain drugs that are used to try to prevent migraines can cause weight gain of up to 40 pounds. Prescription medications like Depakote (valproic acid), Pamelor (nortriptyline, an anti-depressant) or Elavil (amitriptyline, another anti-depressant) are known to result in substantial weight gain in some patients. Beta-blocker drugs like Inderal (propranolol hydrochloride) can cause rapid weight gain that may be related to heart dysfunction.
For those chronic migraine sufferers who would like to try to prevent migraines without the risk of weight gain, please review the information found at www.MigreLief.com
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.