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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

Glimepiride (latest outcomes from 10,283 users) has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,613 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.

Trend of Weight gain in Glimepiride reports

Time on Glimepiride when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain6.67%6.67%0.00%13.33%53.33%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain61.76%38.24%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%1.15%3.45%10.92%27.01%57.47%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Glimepiride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (62 people, 30.69%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (51 people, 25.25%)
  3. Hypertension (24 people, 11.88%)
  4. Depression (21 people, 10.40%)
  5. Anxiety (12 people, 5.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (41 people, 20.30%)
  2. Actos (35 people, 17.33%)
  3. Byetta (32 people, 15.84%)
  4. Aspirin (29 people, 14.36%)
  5. Simvastatin (28 people, 13.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • jrcoleman51 on Apr, 24, 2014:

    i gained 20 ilbs after working hard to loose 85 lbs because of backmproblems now i went off it and still can not drop it

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    Sarah on Jun, 2, 2011:

    I have been on Plavix since March 2011. I was put on Plavix before my operation for a cerebral aneurysm stint. I had to take Plavix for approximately 10 days prior to surgery and take it for 90 days following surgery. I immediately gained 5-10 lbs just before surgery and gained a total of 23lbs just after surgery. I proceeded to lose a few pounds since but have only lost 9 lobs of the 23 I gained. I work out daily clocking 5-10 kms on the treadmill as well as weight training with low weights, high reps. I also play Ice Hockey and Ball Hockey. I have stayed the same and cannot lose while on Plavix. I'm on no other medications other than Plavix so I know that my weight gain can be attributed to this. I also use keytosis strips to measure whether or not I'm burning calories every morning and every night...I'm not. I will be finished my Plavix in two weeks and will report back to this forum if the weight starts to come off.

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