Review: could Clonidine hydrochloride cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Clonidine hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure.
We study 1,042 people who have side effects while taking Clonidine hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Clonidine hydrochloride has active ingredients of clonidine hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 1,552 Clonidine hydrochloride users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 4, 2015: 1,042 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonidine hydrochloride. Among them, 12 people (1.15%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Clonidine hydrochloride 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||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||20.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Clonidine hydrochloride * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||8.33%||0.00%||8.33%||8.33%||25.00%||50.00% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Clonidine hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (2 people, 16.67%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 16.67%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 16.67%)
- Back pain (1 people, 8.33%)
- Prophylaxis (1 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (3 people, 25.00%)
- Furosemide (3 people, 25.00%)
- Amaryl (2 people, 16.67%)
- Aldactone (2 people, 16.67%)
- Humulin n (2 people, 16.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Never had a problem with regularity or weight gain till now. I basically live on nuts, seeds and fruit and exercise regularly. (hypertension is hereditary). Have experienced 8 pound weight gain and constant constipation. Increased my fiber and now painful gas problems. Actually like the reduced hof flashes. Will it be safe to try digestive enzymes while taking clonidine? Have tried them for three days and it actually worked beautifully. I dropped two pounds and felt like myself again. Would like to continue but wondered if anyone has heard about the safety of using enzymes or herbal remedies while taking clonidine.
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