Review: could Glimepiride cause Weight Gain?


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 Hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 9,681 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA and social media. Among them, 193 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Glimepiride

Glimepiride has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Glimepiride 9,925 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with muscle aches, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, oedema peripheral (latest reports from 74,831 Weight gain patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

9,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride.
Among them, 193 people (1.99%) 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: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.63 %
  • male: 37.37 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.21 %
  • 30-39: 3.64 %
  • 40-49: 11.52 %
  • 50-59: 26.67 %
  • 60+: 56.97 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Glimepiride **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (54 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (49 people)
  • Hypertension (23 people)
  • Depression (22 people)
  • Anxiety (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin Hcl (41 people)
  • Byetta (32 people)
  • Actos (31 people)
  • Lisinopril (27 people)
  • Avandia (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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