Review: could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 53,145 people who take Dexamethasone. Among them, 370 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,423 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling, headache. Commonly reported side effects of Dexamethasone include pneumonia, fever, agranulocytosis, pneumonia aggravated, nausea.
Weight gain (latest reports from 509,834 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 50,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 339 people (0.67%) 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||37.93%||37.93%||3.45%||0.00%||20.69%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Weight gain||60.42%||39.58% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.46%||9.47%||3.16%||9.82%||19.65%||20.70%||34.74% |
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 (55 people, 16.22%)
- Pain (37 people, 10.91%)
- Depression (32 people, 9.44%)
- Muscle spasms (29 people, 8.55%)
- Breast cancer (26 people, 7.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (143 people, 42.18%)
- Oxycontin (84 people, 24.78%)
- Aredia (80 people, 23.60%)
- Neurontin (80 people, 23.60%)
- Aspirin (72 people, 21.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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