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Review: could Cimzia cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?





Summary: 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 12,963 people who have side effects while taking Cimzia from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 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 13,017 users)

Weight gain

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, 14, 2014: 12,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Cimzia. Among them, 106 people (0.82%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Cimzia reports

Time on Cimzia when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain36.84%31.58%5.26%26.32%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain80.34%19.66%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%13.51%14.86%35.14%16.22%20.27%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Cimzia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (68 people, 64.15%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (12 people, 11.32%)
  3. Spondylitis (9 people, 8.49%)
  4. Psoriasis (8 people, 7.55%)
  5. Dyspepsia (3 people, 2.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (15 people, 14.15%)
  2. Omeprazole (12 people, 11.32%)
  3. Vitamin d (11 people, 10.38%)
  4. Folic acid (10 people, 9.43%)
  5. Tramadol hcl (10 people, 9.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Weight Gain, Increased Appetite, and takes Tri-sprintec)
    In the past I have taken the birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have never had any problems. I just switched to the generic brand, Tri-sprintec. I have now officially been taking Tri-Sprintec for 2 months. I recently started to notice that my appetite has increased and I've been eating A LOT more than normal; I have definitely started to gain weight. I also have been a lot more tired than usual.
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    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Hpv, Crohn's Disease, and takes Cimzia)
    i have been taking cimzia for about 1yr all of a sudden 1 day i have a crazy burning throat and blisters in my mouth only to find i have hpv have not been sexully active for 5 yrs....my dr insist i keep getting my injections but my other physcians say no....o confused and irritated
  • Bisoprolol ,ive gained 56 pounds
    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Weight Gain)
    i had a triple by pass,and was prescribed bisoprolol.since taking it i have gained 4 stones in weight ,ive tried diets ,exercise nothing takes the weight off ,should i stop the tablets.
  • Do the side effects of prolia either stop or lessen over the 6 month period between injections?
    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain, Osteoarthritis Generalised, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Itching, Weight Gain, Hot Flush, Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Pain - Abdomen, and takes Feraheme, Pantoprazole, Prolia)
    I am wondering if the side effects of Prolia go away or lessen during the six months it is taken for.
  • I have recently been put on humulin 70/30 and januvia 100mg and am concerned about weight gain as i am on quite high doses ttake 80 units in the morning and 60 at night
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Weight Gain, and takes Metformin, Januvia , Humulin 70/30 Pen)
    I have recently Changed from novomix 70/30 flex pen to humulin 70/30 flex pen 80 units before breakfast and 60 units before supper, metformin 1000 mg morning and 1000 mg in the evening both to be taken after meals, and januvia 100 to be taken after breakfast. Unfortunately the novomix insulin caused weight gain irrespective of my diet. I am just concerned that the new meds will cause more weight gain

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    Over the last 3yrs I have noticed and my family even commented on my changed personality - from a care free to someone that is easily aggitated and angry...even when I know things like young children being noisey etc shouldn't make me snap, they do... I know its wrong, but can't help myself... and then hate myself for being so "short" or intolerant of petty things.



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    My gums bleed very easily and they no longer grow up around the base of my teeth - they seem to be retracting away ( believe this message s called attrophy ).



    Have researched quite extensively to see the likely hood of all these medical problem I have now being associated with the medications I take for my primary condition ( epilepsy ).. And given the frequency of seizure off medication is every few years, seeking advice from or to hear from anyone with similar conditions about how they addressed them and if they remained on the medications.



    From this web site, all my symptoms seems to affect a very low % of people taking the meds... am I trying to link medical concerns to the medications unjustly... the likely hood of suffering all these side effects is extremely remote when most affect only 2 or 3 in100 people.



    ( likely hood of suffering all 5 conditions = approx 1 in 40,000,000

    - more likey to be hypercondriact aren't I?

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