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Review: could Glipizide cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Glipizide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Avandia, and have Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent.

We study 21,751 people who have side effects while taking Glipizide from FDA and social media. Among them, 636 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 21,737 people reported to have side effects when taking Glipizide. Among them, 636 people (2.93%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.12% of all the 520,689 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Glipizide reports

Time on Glipizide when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain65.22%13.04%13.04%0.00%4.35%4.35%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain53.46%46.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%1.80%2.69%8.62%26.57%60.32%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Glipizide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%100.00%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. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (83 people, 13.05%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (76 people, 11.95%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (73 people, 11.48%)
  4. Hypertension (38 people, 5.97%)
  5. Depression (34 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avandia (159 people, 25.00%)
  2. Metformin hcl (140 people, 22.01%)
  3. Aspirin (137 people, 21.54%)
  4. Lisinopril (113 people, 17.77%)
  5. Byetta (109 people, 17.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • the fatigue, slowness i feel is in the morning-noontime only--i was on actos but we stopped it approx 1 month ago--fasting in the morning have been high 200's, for instance took 50mg of trazadone last night and this mornning is 299 fasting. this is extremely unusual for me--the reason stopped the actos was because i gained 20 pounds in a month and i had been on that a long time, but was increased to max dose of 45 mg then the weight started and nothing else changed--now my weight has stopped increasing, but cannot lose it--any advise??? please help

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