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Review: could Depo-medrol cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 2,146 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 2,181 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 528,152 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 2,146 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol. Among them, 114 people (5.31%) have Weight Gain.

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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