Review: could Imuran cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Imuran, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Crohn's disease . We study 11,783 people who have side effects while taking Imuran from FDA and social media. Among them, 166 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Imuran

Imuran has active ingredients of azathioprine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Imuran 12,229 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, 26, 2016

11,783 people reported to have side effects when taking Imuran.
Among them, 166 people (1.41%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Imuran cause Weight gain?

Time on Imuran when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 85.19 %
  • male: 14.81 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.32 %
  • 20-29: 7.97 %
  • 30-39: 15.22 %
  • 40-49: 23.91 %
  • 50-59: 25.36 %
  • 60+: 15.22 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Imuran **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (57 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (18 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)
  • Pain (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (51 people)
  • Remicade (44 people)
  • Plaquenil (34 people)
  • Humira (28 people)
  • Asacol (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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