Carbamazepine and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 21,399 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA. Among them, 291 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Carbamazepine 22,154 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

21,399 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine.
Among them, 291 people (1.36%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carbamazepine cause Weight gain?

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • female: 67.61 %
  • male: 32.39 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • 0-1: 0.94 %
  • 2-9: 1.89 %
  • 10-19: 9.91 %
  • 20-29: 7.08 %
  • 30-39: 22.64 %
  • 40-49: 16.04 %
  • 50-59: 17.92 %
  • 60+: 23.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (37 people, 12.71%)
  • Epilepsy (30 people, 10.31%)
  • Depression (30 people, 10.31%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (23 people, 7.90%)
  • Convulsion (15 people, 5.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (39 people, 13.40%)
  • Clonazepam (38 people, 13.06%)
  • Seroquel (37 people, 12.71%)
  • Risperidone (22 people, 7.56%)
  • Lyrica (20 people, 6.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (56 people, 19.24%)
  • Drowsiness (39 people, 13.40%)
  • Drug Ineffective (35 people, 12.03%)
  • Weight Decreased (33 people, 11.34%)
  • Dizziness (33 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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