Review: could Albuterol Sulfate cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Albuterol Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Asthma . We study 5,422 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 72 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Albuterol Sulfate

Albuterol sulfate has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Albuterol sulfate 10,239 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

5,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol Sulfate.
Among them, 72 people (1.33%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Albuterol sulfate cause Weight gain?

Time on Albuterol Sulfate when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Albuterol Sulfate *:

  • female: 70.83 %
  • male: 29.17 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Albuterol Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.54 %
  • 10-19: 4.62 %
  • 20-29: 4.62 %
  • 30-39: 16.92 %
  • 40-49: 13.85 %
  • 50-59: 36.92 %
  • 60+: 21.54 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Albuterol Sulfate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (27 people)
  • Hypertension (10 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (10 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (13 people)
  • Aspirin (12 people)
  • Singulair (11 people)
  • Spiriva (9 people)
  • Fluticasone Propionate (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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