Review: could Androgel cause Weight loss - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 24, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 4,095 people who take Androgel. Among them, 153 have Weight loss - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight loss - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Androgel (latest outcomes from 4,391 users) has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone, hypogonadism male. Commonly reported side effects of Androgel include fatigue, blood testosterone decreased, fatigue aggravated, weakness, breathing difficulty.
Weight loss - unintentional
Weight loss - unintentional (latest reports from 551,791 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, pain.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 3,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 153 people (3.88%) 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%||4.08%||15.65%||40.82%||39.46% |
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 (51 people, 33.33%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 20.26%)
- Multiple myeloma (26 people, 16.99%)
- Erectile dysfunction (13 people, 8.50%)
- Depression (11 people, 7.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (77 people, 50.33%)
- Aredia (59 people, 38.56%)
- Ativan (41 people, 26.80%)
- Neurontin (40 people, 26.14%)
- Zometa (40 people, 26.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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