Dexamethasone and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,053 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 21, 2017

65,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 445 people (0.68%) have Weight gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Weight gain?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Weight gain *:

  • < 1 month: 35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60.96 %
  • male: 39.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.04 %
  • 10-19: 4.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.62 %
  • 30-39: 10.5 %
  • 40-49: 20.7 %
  • 50-59: 22.16 %
  • 60+: 37.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (39 people, 8.76%)
  • Depression (34 people, 7.64%)
  • Muscle Spasms (31 people, 6.97%)
  • Breast Cancer (31 people, 6.97%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (27 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (168 people, 37.75%)
  • Aredia (95 people, 21.35%)
  • Oxycontin (94 people, 21.12%)
  • Neurontin (90 people, 20.22%)
  • Gabapentin (83 people, 18.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (183 people, 41.12%)
  • Pain (181 people, 40.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (153 people, 34.38%)
  • Joint Pain (141 people, 31.69%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (133 people, 29.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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