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What could cause Weight Gain for a 55-year old woman who takes Methadone Hydrochloride, Wellbutrin Xl?





Summary: 128 female patients aged 55 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 55 year old female patient who has RSD. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Methadone Hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone Hydrochloride 2,835 users)

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin xl 13,268 users)

What are the conditions

Rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) can be treated by Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Neurontin, Percocet. (latest reports from Rsd 2,121 patients)

What is the symptom

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Dec, 11, 2014: 128 females aged 52 (±5) who take Methadone Hydrochloride, Wellbutrin Xl are studied

Methadone Hydrochloride, Wellbutrin Xl outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 52

Gender: female

Conditions: RSD

Drugs taking:
- Methadone Hydrochloride - 10MG (methadone hydrochloride): used for 10+ years
- Wellbutrin Xl - 300MG (bupropion hydrochloride): used for 10+ years

Drug interactions have: moderate weight gain

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Weight Gain22 (17.19% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Weight Gain in Rsd16 (7.92% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Rsd)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Weight Gain in Methadone Hydrochloride15 (4.57% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Methadone hydrochloride)
Weight Gain in Wellbutrin Xl53 (2.95% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Wellbutrin xl)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Methadone Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Wellbutrin Xl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dysarthria (speech disorder)Arthralgia (joint pain)PainDrug AbuserDepressionDepressionWeight Gain - UnintentionalPain
Abnormal BehaviourPainFibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)Drug DependenceConstipationSeasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season)Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation)Anxiety
Drug DependenceHerpes ZosterCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Dysarthria (speech disorder)Heart InjuryHigh Blood CholesterolWeight GainOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Tooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Joint SwellingTooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth)High Blood CholesterolHeart InjuryDry MouthArthralgia (joint pain)
DepressionMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Arthralgia (joint pain)DepressionHerniated Intervertebral DiskHerniated Intervertebral DiskPyrexia (fever)
Dental CariesFibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)Herpes ZosterDental CariesSeasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season)Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (persistent pain following back surgery)Injury
Headache (pain in head)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Involuntary Eye MovementsFailed Back Surgery Syndrome (persistent pain following back surgery)ConstipationMetastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug IneffectiveOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Abnormal BehaviourOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)
DiarrhoeaImmune System DisorderThyroid Neoplasm (tumour of thyroid)Memory Impairment
Partner StressJoint SwellingImmune System DisorderNight Sweats (sweating in night)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who take Methadone Hydrochloride and have Weight Gain
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- support group for people who have Weight Gain and RSD
- support group for people who have RSD
- support group for people who have Weight Gain
- support group for people who take Methadone Hydrochloride
- support group for people who take Wellbutrin Xl

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:

    BREAK down FOOL!

    Reply

    Rhs on Oct, 13, 2012:

    Get your medical records
    and consult w/your doctor

    Reply

    trust1983 on Dec, 3, 2012:

    Is it true in the states that a psych doc can up and just leave and refuse to treat you because you tried to kill yourself, especially if you didn't have a contact for life with you r doc?

    Reply

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