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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 59,957 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,561 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide (latest outcomes from 61,909 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,847 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 59,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,561 people (2.60%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain11.54%15.38%21.15%17.31%9.62%19.23%5.77%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain72.25%27.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.29%0.07%0.29%1.32%6.44%21.89%25.62%44.07%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain3.12%50.00%40.62%6.25%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain9.09%9.09%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (342 people, 21.91%)
  2. Depression (185 people, 11.85%)
  3. Pain (118 people, 7.56%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (93 people, 5.96%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (89 people, 5.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (287 people, 18.39%)
  2. Atenolol (223 people, 14.29%)
  3. Lipitor (196 people, 12.56%)
  4. Lisinopril (188 people, 12.04%)
  5. Prednisone (143 people, 9.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • one year ago December, he was hospitalized when glucose levels were out of control. During this time, becasue he had fallen, they did a complete neuro and saaid he had hydrocephalus. They did three taps and reduced the fluid. His glucose got under control and he began insulin therapy. Along with physical and occupational thereapy post hospital. After 3 weeks came home and was doing better but he seems to be going downhill again. Is not managing his diabetes, and is exhibiting same symptoms from prior to hospital visit 12/2012.
    Could fluid be back? His toes are hammering/curling under terribly and his walking his slow and unsure. He also has some neuropathy ion both feet. Incontinence. Occassional exploding BM's.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:

    I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Margriet on Feb, 27, 2012:

    I have been taking Clopidogrel 75mg since August 2011 from having a stroke. These are my findings,
    Excessive weight gain my weight has rocketed from 10.8 stone to 12 stone. Feelings of extreme tiredness dispite the fact that I am on the correct thyroid medication. Slowness of speech. A feeling of extreme unwellness. I have stopped taking Clopidogrel and am astounded that I have stopped walking around in a fog and no longer have slowed speech. I am now much more alert. I also think in time my weight will go down too. Next week I shall take these findings to my doctor and ask to be put onto the new drug TICAGRELOR. TICAGRELOR has had some astounding results, it is much more efficient than CLOIDOGREL. 1 IN 5 don't have repeated attacks and 1 in 5 don't have the need for heart surgery. Thankyou for taking the time to read this.
    My symptoms were common ones, the left side of my body has been affected and my right eye has about 50% of its sight. I no longer feel hunger pangs and have bowel problems. I hope this has been of use to someone.
    Margriet Askew UK

    Reply

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