Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Hypertension . We study 10,623 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss 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 12,254 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 26,650 Weight loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

10,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil.
Among them, 91 people (0.86%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gemfibrozil cause Weight loss?

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 67.78 %
  • male: 32.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.43 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.86 %
  • 40-49: 32.86 %
  • 50-59: 12.86 %
  • 60+: 40.0 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Gemfibrozil **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (14 people, 15.38%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (12 people, 13.19%)
  • Anaemia (12 people, 13.19%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (11 people, 12.09%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (11 people, 12.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (42 people, 46.15%)
  • Zometa (31 people, 34.07%)
  • Dexamethasone (30 people, 32.97%)
  • Alprazolam (28 people, 30.77%)
  • Seroquel (27 people, 29.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (44 people, 48.35%)
  • Pain (43 people, 47.25%)
  • Hypertension (39 people, 42.86%)
  • Osteoarthritis (36 people, 39.56%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (36 people, 39.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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