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 . We study 18,635 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA. Among them, 363 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 19,180 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

18,635 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride.
Among them, 363 people (1.95%) 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: 63.59 %
  • male: 36.41 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 2.76 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 26.21 %
  • 60+: 60.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (112 people, 30.85%)
  • Diabetes (103 people, 28.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (55 people, 15.15%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (39 people, 10.74%)
  • Depression (30 people, 8.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (82 people, 22.59%)
  • Lantus (47 people, 12.95%)
  • Actos (40 people, 11.02%)
  • Januvia (38 people, 10.47%)
  • Byetta (38 people, 10.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Blood Glucose Increased (65 people, 17.91%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 14.33%)
  • Weight Decreased (45 people, 12.40%)
  • Fatigue (45 people, 12.40%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (42 people, 11.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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