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Review: could Diazepam cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Diazepam, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Paxil, and have Depression.

We study 31,623 people who have side effects while taking Diazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 755 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 31,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Diazepam. Among them, 755 people (2.39%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.15% of all the 520,684 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Diazepam reports

Time on Diazepam when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain66.67%20.00%2.22%2.22%4.44%4.44%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain68.97%31.03%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.29%5.61%8.49%12.52%40.43%18.13%14.53%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Diazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%71.43%28.57%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. Depression (168 people, 22.25%)
  2. Pain (113 people, 14.97%)
  3. Hypertension (91 people, 12.05%)
  4. Anxiety (85 people, 11.26%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (68 people, 9.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (95 people, 12.58%)
  2. Neurontin (81 people, 10.73%)
  3. Chantix (73 people, 9.67%)
  4. Clonazepam (71 people, 9.40%)
  5. Lipitor (71 people, 9.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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