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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain?

We study 53,168 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

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,441 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,626 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 53,165 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 370 people (0.70%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.07% of all the 527,408 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain38.24%35.29%2.94%0.00%23.53%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain61.45%38.55%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%2.97%8.91%2.97%10.89%19.14%20.46%34.65%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (59 people, 15.95%)
  2. Pain (41 people, 11.08%)
  3. Depression (32 people, 8.65%)
  4. Muscle spasms (31 people, 8.38%)
  5. Breast cancer (26 people, 7.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (150 people, 40.54%)
  2. Oxycontin (88 people, 23.78%)
  3. Aredia (85 people, 22.97%)
  4. Neurontin (83 people, 22.43%)
  5. Aspirin (77 people, 20.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    , started both meds same time

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  • Acne isn't severe in that it is vast, but what I do get is large spots that resemble whiteheads, but deep beneath the surface. They stick around for months without ever changing or coming to a head. Sometimes they itch.

    My idea of severe weight gain: 25lbs in 6 weeks.

    Reply

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  • Took synthroid after birth of daugther, 12 years ago. Eventually came off synthroid while takine kelp and selenium. Joint aches and pains, especially knees and elbows. TSH 4.22, which has doubled since starting methotrexate.

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