Dexamethasone and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 445 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 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 Jan, 31, 2017

65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 445 people (0.68%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 38.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 60.96 %
  • male: 39.04 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.04 %
  • 10-19: 4.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.62 %
  • 30-39: 10.5 %
  • 40-49: 20.7 %
  • 50-59: 22.16 %
  • 60+: 37.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (96 people, 21.57%)
  • Pain (38 people, 8.54%)
  • Depression (34 people, 7.64%)
  • Muscle Spasms (31 people, 6.97%)
  • Breast Cancer (31 people, 6.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (168 people, 37.75%)
  • Aredia (95 people, 21.35%)
  • Oxycontin (94 people, 21.12%)
  • Neurontin (90 people, 20.22%)
  • Revlimid (83 people, 18.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (183 people, 41.12%)
  • Pain (181 people, 40.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (153 people, 34.38%)
  • Joint Pain (141 people, 31.69%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (133 people, 29.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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