Cimzia and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Cimzia, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Crohn's disease . We study 23,550 people who have side effects while taking Cimzia from FDA. Among them, 202 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Cimzia

Cimzia has active ingredients of certolizumab pegol. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Cimzia 23,786 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

23,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Cimzia.
Among them, 202 people (0.86%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cimzia cause Weight gain?

Time on Cimzia when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 26.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 79.79 %
  • male: 20.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.83 %
  • 20-29: 11.67 %
  • 30-39: 18.33 %
  • 40-49: 24.17 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (88 people, 43.56%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (52 people, 25.74%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (10 people, 4.95%)
  • Pain (5 people, 2.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 2.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (27 people, 13.37%)
  • Humira (23 people, 11.39%)
  • Enbrel (21 people, 10.40%)
  • Prednisone (18 people, 8.91%)
  • Folic Acid (13 people, 6.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (33 people, 16.34%)
  • Drug Ineffective (28 people, 13.86%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (26 people, 12.87%)
  • Joint Pain (26 people, 12.87%)
  • Abdominal Distension (20 people, 9.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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