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

Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Isentress, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Norvir, and have Hiv infection.

We study 4,260 people who have side effects while taking Isentress from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Isentress has active ingredients of raltegravir potassium. It is often used in hiv infection. (latest outcomes from 4,364 Isentress users)

Weight gain

Weight Gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,706 Weight Gain patients)

On Apr, 26, 2015: 4,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Isentress. Among them, 34 people (0.80%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Isentress reports

Time on Isentress when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

Weight gain36.67%63.33%

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

Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%46.15%38.46%7.69%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Isentress ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%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. Hiv infection (28 people, 82.35%)
  2. Prophylaxis (2 people, 5.88%)
  3. Back pain (1 people, 2.94%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (1 people, 2.94%)
  5. Hair loss (1 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Norvir (11 people, 32.35%)
  2. Darunavir (10 people, 29.41%)
  3. Prezista (9 people, 26.47%)
  4. Truvada (9 people, 26.47%)
  5. Etravirine (8 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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