Review: could Elmiron cause Weight gain?
Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Elmiron, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Synthroid, and have Cystitis interstitial.
We study 1,862 people who have side effects while taking Elmiron from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Elmiron (latest outcomes from 1,978 users) has active ingredients of pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is often used in interstitial cystitis (ic).
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, 16, 2014: 1,849 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron. Among them, 54 people (2.92%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 521,132 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Elmiron 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||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Elmiron * :
|Weight gain||95.16%||4.84% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Elmiron * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.17%||22.92%||43.75%||18.75%||10.42% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Elmiron ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||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 * :
- Cystitis interstitial (21 people, 38.89%)
- Hypothyroidism (9 people, 16.67%)
- Hypertension (7 people, 12.96%)
- Depression (4 people, 7.41%)
- Pain (4 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (14 people, 25.93%)
- Elavil (11 people, 20.37%)
- Heparin (9 people, 16.67%)
- Verapamil (9 people, 16.67%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 12.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is often used for interstitial cystitis (ic). Find out below the conditions Elmiron is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (19 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.
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.
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
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