Review: could Glimepiride cause Weight gain?
Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Glimepiride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
We study 10,041 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA and social media. Among them, 202 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Glimepiride (latest outcomes from 10,279 users) has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes.
Weight gain (latest reports from 521,524 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,084 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride. Among them, 202 people (2.00%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 520,663 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
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||61.76%||38.24% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Glimepiride * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.15%||3.45%||10.92%||27.01%||57.47% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Glimepiride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
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, 30.69%)
- Diabetes mellitus (51 people, 25.25%)
- Hypertension (24 people, 11.88%)
- Depression (21 people, 10.40%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 5.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (41 people, 20.30%)
- Actos (35 people, 17.33%)
- Byetta (32 people, 15.84%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 14.36%)
- Simvastatin (28 people, 13.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am an obese male who lost 70 pounds over the last three years. My weight remained stable for nearly one year. My doctor prescribed and I have been compliant with taking the above mentioned medications for the last nine months and they were keeping my blood glucose in check and lowered my A1C by 60% over that time. Over the last three months, I have gained 8 lbs. without any change to my caloric intake or exercise regimen (I walk two miles a day.). Has my body adapted to taking these medications and now be causing weight gain?
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