Glimepiride and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Glimepiride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin, and have Type 2 diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Glimepiride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20,347 people who have side effects when taking Glimepiride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 07, 2017

20,347 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride.
Among them, 386 people (1.9%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Glimepiride cause Weight gain?

Time on Glimepiride when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 64.21 %
  • male: 35.79 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.65 %
  • 30-39: 2.61 %
  • 40-49: 9.48 %
  • 50-59: 25.82 %
  • 60+: 61.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (119 people, 30.83%)
  • Diabetes (110 people, 28.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (57 people, 14.77%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 10.62%)
  • Depression (31 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (90 people, 23.32%)
  • Lantus (49 people, 12.69%)
  • Actos (41 people, 10.62%)
  • Januvia (39 people, 10.10%)
  • Byetta (38 people, 9.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Blood Glucose Increased (69 people, 17.88%)
  • Nausea (53 people, 13.73%)
  • Fatigue (49 people, 12.69%)
  • Weight Decreased (48 people, 12.44%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (44 people, 11.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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