Review: could Fentanyl cause Decreased appetite?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 12, 2014)
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On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 14,026 people who take Fentanyl. Among them, 137 have Decreased appetite. Find out who they are, when they have Decreased appetite and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,372 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain relief by acupuncture, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Fentanyl include hypotension, nausea and vomiting, nausea, nausea aggravated, hypotension aggravated.
Decreased appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat) (latest reports from 372,202 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 14,026 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 137 people (0.98%) have Decreased Appetite. They amount to 0.04% of all the 366,289 people who have Decreased Appetite.
Time on Fentanyl when people have Decreased appetite * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Decreased appetite||60.00%||16.67%||6.67%||13.33%||3.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Fentanyl * :
|Decreased appetite||48.08%||51.92% |
Age of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Fentanyl * :
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||1.49%||6.47%||3.48%||6.97%||21.39%||18.41%||41.79% |
Severity of Decreased appetite when taking Fentanyl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Decreased appetite ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (66 people, 48.18%)
- Back pain (49 people, 35.77%)
- Breakthrough pain (37 people, 27.01%)
- Anxiety (27 people, 19.71%)
- Dyspepsia (24 people, 17.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fentanyl citrate (137 people, 100.00%)
- Duragesic-100 (45 people, 32.85%)
- Dilaudid (36 people, 26.28%)
- Nexium (34 people, 24.82%)
- Protonix (30 people, 21.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I'm worried about my appetite. For a while now I have been noticing a decrease-- I barely eat. The trouble is determining whether it is the medication I take, an eating disorder (or beginning of one), or just general diet (as I have been trying to lose weight). I do induce vomiting and nausea occasionally after large meals to get rid of some of the calories. I avoid eating after school because of the calories.
It is confusing to me because I have had these tendencies for a while before taking any medication or being diagnosed with ADHD. It carried over from before any of this. My mood is unstable and tends to be chronically negative -BUT- this has been a trait of mine for years. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings on some days -- not due to tiredness but due to not wanting to deal with the world and my life. This also has been going on for years.
The strange responses to food and eating have been going on for about a year now-- about the same amount of time I have been trying to lose weight.
To conclude all of this, its been blending over from before so that I have no idea whether or not medication is altering me or whether i have an eating disorder or not. I have noticed a more drastic decrease in appetite within the past two weeks but have been taking a double dose in the morning for longer than that.
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