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Review: could Apriso cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Apriso, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Humira, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 276 people who have side effects while taking Apriso from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 276 people reported to have side effects when taking Apriso. Among them, 8 people (2.90%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.00% of all the 520,879 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Apriso reports

Time on Apriso when people have Weight gain * :

n/a

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain87.50%12.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Apriso ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (6 people, 75.00%)
  2. Iliotibial band syndrome (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 62.50%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 62.50%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 62.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (6 people, 75.00%)
  2. Vitamin b-12 (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Asacol (5 people, 62.50%)
  4. Lisinopril (5 people, 62.50%)
  5. Welchol (5 people, 62.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have had severe persistent diarrhea for 25 months. Weight loss of 40 pounds. Ater a sigmoidoscopy with biopsies, 2 colonoscopies with biopsies, barium xrays/scans. upper endoscopy - the dianosis was IBD/Chrons from top to bottom. I did 2 courses (each 6 weeks of Entocort EC and then I have been doing Asacol 800mg, 4 times a day for 9 weeks. In the last 3 weeks the diarrhea has subsided, BM's are predictable but I have gained 12 pounds and my entire torso is bloated. (no gas - or pressure) and no pain or discomfort. Is this normal?

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