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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.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,426 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,559 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (20 hours ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am an obese male who lost 70 pounds over the last three years. My weight remained stable for nearly one year. My doctor prescribed and I have been compliant with taking the above mentioned medications for the last nine months and they were keeping my blood glucose in check and lowered my A1C by 60% over that time. Over the last three months, I have gained 8 lbs. without any change to my caloric intake or exercise regimen (I walk two miles a day.). Has my body adapted to taking these medications and now be causing weight gain?

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