Review: could Androgel cause Weight loss - unintentional (Weight Decreased)?
Summary: Weight loss - unintentional is found among people who take Androgel, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood testosterone decreased.
We study 4,105 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 167 have Weight loss - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss - unintentional and more.
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Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from 4,424 Androgel users)
Weight loss - unintentional
Weight loss - unintentional has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, pain. (latest reports from 91,555 Weight loss - unintentional patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 4,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 167 people (4.07%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional.
Time on Androgel when people have Weight loss - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss - unintentional||20.00%||30.00%||30.00%||15.00%||0.00%||5.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Androgel * :
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.77%||15.72%||42.77%||37.74% |
Severity of Weight loss - unintentional when taking Androgel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight loss - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood testosterone decreased (53 people, 31.74%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 18.56%)
- Multiple myeloma (30 people, 17.96%)
- Depression (13 people, 7.78%)
- Erectile dysfunction (13 people, 7.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (84 people, 50.30%)
- Aredia (63 people, 37.72%)
- Ativan (45 people, 26.95%)
- Neurontin (44 people, 26.35%)
- Zometa (44 people, 26.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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