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





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 9,569 people who have side effects while taking Imuran from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 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. (view latest outcomes from 9,808 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 9,569 people reported to have side effects when taking Imuran. Among them, 117 people (1.22%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Imuran reports

Time on Imuran when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain85.95%14.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%14.42%5.77%13.46%26.92%27.88%11.54%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Imuran ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain16.67%50.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (31 people, 26.50%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (13 people, 11.11%)
  3. Hypertension (11 people, 9.40%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 8.55%)
  5. Depression (8 people, 6.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (44 people, 37.61%)
  2. Remicade (33 people, 28.21%)
  3. Plaquenil (23 people, 19.66%)
  4. Asacol (22 people, 18.80%)
  5. Prevacid (18 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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