Gemfibrozil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Avandia, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 12,111 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA. Among them, 280 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Gemfibrozil 12,495 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

12,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil.
Among them, 280 people (2.31%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gemfibrozil cause Weight gain?

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Gemfibrozil *:

  • female: 49.08 %
  • male: 50.92 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Gemfibrozil *:

  • 0-1: 0.43 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.86 %
  • 20-29: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 1.72 %
  • 40-49: 17.67 %
  • 50-59: 35.34 %
  • 60+: 43.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (45 people, 16.07%)
  • Depression (35 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 11.79%)
  • Quit Smoking (27 people, 9.64%)
  • Asthma (18 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avandia (69 people, 24.64%)
  • Lisinopril (51 people, 18.21%)
  • Furosemide (37 people, 13.21%)
  • Lasix (33 people, 11.79%)
  • Seroquel (32 people, 11.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (49 people, 17.50%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (45 people, 16.07%)
  • Pain (43 people, 15.36%)
  • Fatigue (43 people, 15.36%)
  • Back Pain (35 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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