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Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Avandia, and have Depression.

We study 9,657 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA and social media. Among them, 233 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil (latest outcomes from 9,827 users) has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hypertriglyceridaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Gemfibrozil include rhabdomyolysis, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, acute kidney failure, depression.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,498 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 9,657 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil. Among them, 233 people (2.41%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 520,803 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Gemfibrozil reports

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%14.29%42.86%0.00%42.86%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain51.02%48.98%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.97%0.97%1.93%17.39%37.20%41.55%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Gemfibrozil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (37 people, 15.88%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (33 people, 14.16%)
  3. Hypertension (31 people, 13.30%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (30 people, 12.88%)
  5. Asthma (23 people, 9.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avandia (69 people, 29.61%)
  2. Aspirin (57 people, 24.46%)
  3. Lisinopril (55 people, 23.61%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (37 people, 15.88%)
  5. Furosemide (37 people, 15.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I am male and I now know what a dang hot flash is...YEOW. Can ya keep me from getting fatter?

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