Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Atenolol, and have Hypertension . We study 68,531 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,738 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Hydrochlorothiazide 86,600 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,276 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 22, 2016

68,531 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Among them, 1,738 people (2.54%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight gain?

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.05 %
  • 10+ years: 8.77 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide *:

  • female: 73.8 %
  • male: 26.2 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 1.34 %
  • 30-39: 5.94 %
  • 40-49: 21.23 %
  • 50-59: 26.68 %
  • 60+: 43.95 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide **:

  • least: 2.56 %
  • moderate: 56.41 %
  • severe: 35.9 %
  • most severe: 5.13 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 81.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (362 people, 20.83%)
  • Depression (189 people, 10.87%)
  • Pain (121 people, 6.96%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (104 people, 5.98%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (93 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (246 people, 14.15%)
  • Lisinopril (222 people, 12.77%)
  • Aspirin (221 people, 12.72%)
  • Lipitor (205 people, 11.80%)
  • Prednisone (156 people, 8.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (306 people, 17.61%)
  • Fatigue (288 people, 16.57%)
  • Pain (231 people, 13.29%)
  • Dyspnoea (217 people, 12.49%)
  • Nausea (209 people, 12.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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