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 Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Actonel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 22,666 people who have side effects when taking Actonel from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

22,666 people reported to have side effects when taking Actonel.
Among them, 526 people (2.32%) have Weight gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actonel cause Weight gain?

Time on Actonel when people have Weight gain *:

  • < 1 month: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.8 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 88.12 %
  • male: 11.88 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.23 %
  • 30-39: 7.21 %
  • 40-49: 9.23 %
  • 50-59: 31.31 %
  • 60+: 52.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (113 people, 21.48%)
  • Pain (41 people, 7.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 6.46%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (28 people, 5.32%)
  • Asthma (24 people, 4.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (110 people, 20.91%)
  • Methotrexate (67 people, 12.74%)
  • Actemra (65 people, 12.36%)
  • Lipitor (56 people, 10.65%)
  • Lyrica (54 people, 10.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (136 people, 25.86%)
  • Fall (123 people, 23.38%)
  • Pain (109 people, 20.72%)
  • Joint Pain (108 people, 20.53%)
  • Fatigue (107 people, 20.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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