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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 53,155 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.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 53,148 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 520,804 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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