Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight Gain?


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 67,289 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,714 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Hydrochlorothiazide 68,026 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

67,289 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Among them, 1,714 people (2.55%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight gain?

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 12.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.69 %
  • 10+ years: 8.62 %

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

  • female: 73.84 %
  • male: 26.16 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 5.79 %
  • 40-49: 21.39 %
  • 50-59: 26.82 %
  • 60+: 43.78 %

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 (370 people)
  • Depression (187 people)
  • Pain (118 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (100 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (92 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (244 people)
  • Lisinopril (220 people)
  • Aspirin (214 people)
  • Lipitor (204 people)
  • Prednisone (150 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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