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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 53,172 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 (latest outcomes from 53,444 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 53,168 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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