Review: could Baclofen cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 20,369 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 401 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 21,180 users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)
On Dec, 12, 2014: 20,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 401 people (1.97%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Baclofen when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||21.43%||7.14%||7.14%||14.29%||35.71%||14.29%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Baclofen * :
|Weight gain||80.34%||19.66% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Baclofen * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.27%||0.53%||1.60%||15.16%||38.56%||29.52%||14.36% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Baclofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||35.71%||64.29%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (90 people, 22.44%)
- Pain (69 people, 17.21%)
- Depression (32 people, 7.98%)
- Hypertension (20 people, 4.99%)
- Anxiety (19 people, 4.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (112 people, 27.93%)
- Avonex (77 people, 19.20%)
- Lyrica (73 people, 18.20%)
- Oxycontin (60 people, 14.96%)
- Celebrex (57 people, 14.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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