Review: could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 53,185 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 370 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from 53,461 Dexamethasone users)
Weight Gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,706 Weight Gain patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 53,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 370 people (0.70%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Dexamethasone 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||38.24%||35.29%||2.94%||0.00%||23.53%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Weight gain||61.45%||38.55% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.97%||8.91%||2.97%||10.89%||19.14%||20.46%||34.65% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (59 people, 15.95%)
- Pain (41 people, 11.08%)
- Depression (32 people, 8.65%)
- Muscle spasms (31 people, 8.38%)
- Breast cancer (26 people, 7.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (150 people, 40.54%)
- Oxycontin (88 people, 23.78%)
- Aredia (85 people, 22.97%)
- Neurontin (83 people, 22.43%)
- Aspirin (77 people, 20.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Adderall for a 51-year old woman with ADHD. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Lisinopril, Simvastatin, Hydroxyzine, Effexor Xr for a 36-year old woman with Hypertension, High Blood Cholesterol, Insomnia, Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Effexor for a 45-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Seroquel for a 40-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Vesicare for a 36-year old woman with Overactive Bladder. The patient has Weight Gain
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