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Review: could Albuterol sulfate cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Albuterol sulfate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Albuterol sulfate autohaler, and have Asthma.

We study 8,650 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 128 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol sulfate. Among them, 128 people (1.48%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.02% of all the 520,663 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Albuterol sulfate reports

Time on Albuterol sulfate when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Albuterol sulfate * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain58.59%41.41%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Albuterol sulfate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%1.71%4.27%3.42%20.51%9.40%32.48%28.21%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Albuterol sulfate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (54 people, 42.19%)
  2. Pain (19 people, 14.84%)
  3. Hypertension (15 people, 11.72%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (13 people, 10.16%)
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (13 people, 10.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol sulfate autohaler (69 people, 53.91%)
  2. Furosemide (29 people, 22.66%)
  3. Spiriva (23 people, 17.97%)
  4. Fluticasone propionate (23 people, 17.97%)
  5. Lasix (20 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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