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Review: could Albuterol cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Albuterol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Singulair, and have Asthma.

We study 54,067 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,172 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Albuterol

Albuterol (latest outcomes from 54,746 users) has active ingredients of albuterol. It is often used in asthma.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,613 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 54,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol. Among them, 1,172 people (2.17%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.23% of all the 520,665 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Albuterol reports

Time on Albuterol when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%29.17%0.00%4.17%33.33%8.33%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain73.81%26.19%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.40%3.08%4.28%5.97%14.73%16.82%27.06%27.66%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Albuterol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (219 people, 18.69%)
  2. Pain (135 people, 11.52%)
  3. Depression (109 people, 9.30%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (95 people, 8.11%)
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (76 people, 6.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (191 people, 16.30%)
  2. Aspirin (190 people, 16.21%)
  3. Spiriva (162 people, 13.82%)
  4. Lasix (159 people, 13.57%)
  5. Prednisone (149 people, 12.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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