Review: could Actonel cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 17,358 people who take Actonel. Among them, 339 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Actonel (latest outcomes from 16,785 users) has active ingredients of risedronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis, osteopenia. Commonly reported side effects of Actonel include fall, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated, pain exacerbated.
Weight gain (latest reports from 508,369 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 16,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Actonel. Among them, 339 people (2.05%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Actonel when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||5.62%||29.21%||3.37%||34.83%||11.24%||15.73%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Actonel * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.32%||5.43%||7.03%||33.23%||53.99% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Actonel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (107 people, 31.56%)
- Osteopenia (49 people, 14.45%)
- Pain (29 people, 8.55%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (29 people, 8.55%)
- Diabetes mellitus (20 people, 5.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fosamax (89 people, 26.25%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 13.27%)
- Aspirin (44 people, 12.98%)
- Nexium (39 people, 11.50%)
- Lyrica (38 people, 11.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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