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Review: could Isosorbide mononitrate cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Isosorbide mononitrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Furosemide, and have Obesity.

We study 10,346 people who have side effects while taking Isosorbide mononitrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 167 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,346 people reported to have side effects when taking Isosorbide mononitrate. Among them, 167 people (1.61%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 520,651 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Isosorbide mononitrate reports

Time on Isosorbide mononitrate when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain44.44%0.00%11.11%0.00%33.33%11.11%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Isosorbide mononitrate * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain67.27%32.73%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Isosorbide mononitrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%38.89%15.97%45.14%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Isosorbide mononitrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%50.00%50.00%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. Obesity (48 people, 28.74%)
  2. Cardiac disorder (39 people, 23.35%)
  3. Muscle spasms (33 people, 19.76%)
  4. Bladder disorder (25 people, 14.97%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (24 people, 14.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (79 people, 47.31%)
  2. Aspirin (77 people, 46.11%)
  3. Atenolol (75 people, 44.91%)
  4. Omeprazole (66 people, 39.52%)
  5. Spironolactone (64 people, 38.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year 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.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I started out at 220lbs-began meds after MI, 8 mos later am now 260 and gaining-I already doubled my excersize and reduced food intake by 50% This is crazy bad for me and I don't know what to do except stop my meds. WTF?

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Recently, I was taken off my atenolol and put on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 25mg for my high blood pressure. I was also put on Simvastatin for my cholesterol. I was put on the HCTZ, then the Simvastatin about 2-3 weeks later. I have been on them about 3 months. I have notice a tremendous weight gain in that time. I have also noticed increased muscle spasms, lack of energy, back pain and swelling in both hands and feet. Just recently I started having episodes of dizziness that seemed to last an entire day, off and on. I recently did some research on HCTZ, and I believe these symptoms are all related to HCTZ and the combination of the HCTZ and Symvastatin as well.

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