Preventing Weight Gain With Ponstel

Ponstel and Gradual Weight Gain

If you are noticing gradual weight gain while taking Ponstel, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
  • Eating 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
    • Limited amounts of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, potassium (salt), and added sugars.


  • Participating in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.  
  • Limiting your intake of alcohol.
Also, if you are noticing a weight gain with Ponstel, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with this. If the weight gain continues, he or she may also recommend other lifestyle choices or switch to another pain-relief medication.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
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