Depo-medrol and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Depo-Medrol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain . We study 2,987 people who have side effects while taking Depo-medrol from FDA. Among them, 133 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Depo-medrol

Depo-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Depo-medrol 3,066 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 Feb, 23, 2017

2,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol.
Among them, 133 people (4.45%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depo-medrol cause Weight gain?

Time on Depo-medrol when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Depo-medrol *:

  • female: 81.06 %
  • male: 18.94 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Depo-medrol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.87 %
  • 10-19: 0.93 %
  • 20-29: 1.87 %
  • 30-39: 8.41 %
  • 40-49: 19.63 %
  • 50-59: 32.71 %
  • 60+: 34.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people, 24.81%)
  • Muscle Spasms (14 people, 10.53%)
  • Sciatica (13 people, 9.77%)
  • Pain In Jaw (11 people, 8.27%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (11 people, 8.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (42 people, 31.58%)
  • Protonix (38 people, 28.57%)
  • Zometa (35 people, 26.32%)
  • Aredia (35 people, 26.32%)
  • Celebrex (34 people, 25.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (58 people, 43.61%)
  • Back Pain (55 people, 41.35%)
  • Pain In Extremity (44 people, 33.08%)
  • Pain (44 people, 33.08%)
  • Nausea (41 people, 30.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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