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Review: could Actonel cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Actonel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 17,377 people who have side effects while taking Actonel from FDA and social media. Among them, 371 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Actonel

Actonel (latest outcomes from 17,597 users) has active ingredients of risedronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,535 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 17,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Actonel. Among them, 371 people (2.14%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.07% of all the 520,707 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Actonel reports

Time on Actonel when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain4.42%30.97%2.65%30.09%14.16%17.70%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.31%5.30%6.85%33.96%53.58%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Actonel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (122 people, 32.88%)
  2. Osteopenia (57 people, 15.36%)
  3. Pain (31 people, 8.36%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (30 people, 8.09%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (20 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (106 people, 28.57%)
  2. Lipitor (48 people, 12.94%)
  3. Aspirin (44 people, 11.86%)
  4. Boniva (40 people, 10.78%)
  5. Lyrica (39 people, 10.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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