Actonel and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Actonel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 21,809 people who have side effects while taking Actonel from FDA. Among them, 492 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Actonel

Actonel has active ingredients of risedronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Actonel 22,220 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

21,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Actonel.
Among them, 492 people (2.26%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actonel cause Weight gain?

Time on Actonel when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 5.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.89 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Actonel *:

  • female: 89.19 %
  • male: 10.81 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Actonel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.24 %
  • 30-39: 6.33 %
  • 40-49: 8.27 %
  • 50-59: 31.14 %
  • 60+: 54.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (129 people, 26.22%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (91 people, 18.50%)
  • Osteopenia (48 people, 9.76%)
  • Pain (37 people, 7.52%)
  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 6.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (109 people, 22.15%)
  • Methotrexate (67 people, 13.62%)
  • Lipitor (55 people, 11.18%)
  • Lyrica (53 people, 10.77%)
  • Nexium (45 people, 9.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (116 people, 23.58%)
  • Fall (113 people, 22.97%)
  • Fatigue (100 people, 20.33%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (99 people, 20.12%)
  • Pain (97 people, 19.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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