Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Avandia, and have Depression . We study 9,590 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 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 hyperlipidaemia. (latest outcomes from Gemfibrozil 9,710 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with muscle aches, hair loss, itching, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 74,828 Weight gain patients).

On Jul, 14, 2016

9,590 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil.
Among them, 244 people (2.54%) 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: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 52.3 %
  • male: 47.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.99 %
  • 20-29: 0.99 %
  • 30-39: 2.46 %
  • 40-49: 16.26 %
  • 50-59: 36.95 %
  • 60+: 42.36 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Gemfibrozil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (30 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (26 people)
  • Hypertension (24 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (22 people)
  • Asthma (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avandia (67 people)
  • Lisinopril (47 people)
  • Furosemide (36 people)
  • Metformin Hcl (35 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (32 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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