Review: could Glimepiride cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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.
We study 10,070 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA and social media. Among them, 203 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Glimepiride has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 10,313 Glimepiride users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 10,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride. Among them, 203 people (2.02%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Glimepiride when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||6.67%||6.67%||0.00%||13.33%||53.33%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Glimepiride * :
|Weight gain||61.95%||38.05% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Glimepiride * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.14%||3.43%||10.86%||27.43%||57.14% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Glimepiride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||25.00%||50.00%||0.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (62 people, 30.54%)
- Diabetes mellitus (51 people, 25.12%)
- Hypertension (24 people, 11.82%)
- Depression (21 people, 10.34%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (41 people, 20.20%)
- Actos (35 people, 17.24%)
- Byetta (32 people, 15.76%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 14.29%)
- Simvastatin (28 people, 13.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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