Review: could Cimzia cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Cimzia, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Crohn's disease . We study 15,514 people who have side effects while taking Cimzia from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Cimzia has active ingredients of certolizumab pegol. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Cimzia 15,034 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

15,514 people reported to have side effects when taking Cimzia.
Among them, 121 people (0.78%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cimzia cause Weight gain?

Time on Cimzia when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.05 %
  • 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: 78.26 %
  • male: 21.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.35 %
  • 20-29: 13.51 %
  • 30-39: 17.57 %
  • 40-49: 25.68 %
  • 50-59: 20.27 %
  • 60+: 21.62 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Cimzia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (68 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (18 people)
  • Spondylitis (3 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Arthralgia (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (18 people)
  • Folic Acid (11 people)
  • Zoloft (6 people)
  • Wellbutrin (6 people)
  • Lyrica (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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