Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 60,029 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,563 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 61,978 Hydrochlorothiazide users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 60,012 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,561 people (2.60%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Hydrochlorothiazide 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||11.54%||15.38%||21.15%||17.31%||9.62%||19.23%||5.77% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Weight gain||72.25%||27.75% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Weight gain||0.29%||0.07%||0.29%||1.32%||6.44%||21.89%||25.62%||44.07% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||3.12%||50.00%||40.62%||6.25% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||9.09%||9.09%||81.82% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (342 people, 21.91%)
- Depression (185 people, 11.85%)
- Pain (118 people, 7.56%)
- Diabetes mellitus (93 people, 5.96%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (89 people, 5.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (287 people, 18.39%)
- Atenolol (223 people, 14.29%)
- Lipitor (196 people, 12.56%)
- Lisinopril (188 people, 12.04%)
- Prednisone (143 people, 9.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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