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Review: could Depo-medrol cause Weight gain?

We study 2,145 people who have side effects while taking Depo-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 114 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Depo-medrol

Depo-medrol (latest outcomes from 2,180 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,486 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 2,145 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol. Among them, 114 people (5.31%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.02% of all the 527,486 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Depo-medrol reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain60.00%24.00%8.00%8.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%1.75%0.88%0.88%7.89%20.18%39.47%28.95%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Depo-medrol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (31 people, 27.19%)
  2. Back pain (24 people, 21.05%)
  3. Neck pain (18 people, 15.79%)
  4. Muscle spasms (13 people, 11.40%)
  5. Sciatica (12 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (37 people, 32.46%)
  2. Protonix (36 people, 31.58%)
  3. Aredia (31 people, 27.19%)
  4. Zometa (31 people, 27.19%)
  5. Zantac (30 people, 26.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • hair growth full face and neck, hands, back, arms, chest. i never had this issue. been getting laser hair removal since 2007 from 5 different places no result. electrolysis for 1 and half no results.

    i had the iud placed jan 2007. no monthly periods, started hair growth and weight gain didn't realize it might be the iud.i took it out 2010 march to plan for another baby, hair started to slow down, weight loss actual started to go down lost 50 lbs. with iud can't seem to lose pound. after the baby i put the iud back in jan 2012. hair growth sped back up baby weight wouldn't drop. now i have to shave every day sometimes 2 days. spent a lot of money on hair removals . do the math for laser and electrolysis.

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