Methylprednisolone and Weight gain - unintentional - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Methylprednisolone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 22,907 people who have side effects while taking Methylprednisolone from FDA. Among them, 328 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

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Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone has active ingredients of methylprednisolone. It is often used in inflammation. (latest outcomes from Methylprednisolone 24,000 users)

Weight Gain - Unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,299 Weight gain - unintentional patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

22,907 people reported to have side effects when taking Methylprednisolone.
Among them, 328 people (1.43%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methylprednisolone cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Time on Methylprednisolone when people have Weight Gain - Unintentional *:

  • < 1 month: 81.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.12 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone *:

  • female: 66.01 %
  • male: 33.99 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.02 %
  • 10-19: 9.24 %
  • 20-29: 5.62 %
  • 30-39: 18.07 %
  • 40-49: 21.69 %
  • 50-59: 14.06 %
  • 60+: 27.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (44 people, 13.41%)
  • Pain (29 people, 8.84%)
  • Depression (26 people, 7.93%)
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (22 people, 6.71%)
  • Kidney Transplant (20 people, 6.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (68 people, 20.73%)
  • Prednisone (60 people, 18.29%)
  • Ativan (51 people, 15.55%)
  • Methotrexate (50 people, 15.24%)
  • Rituxan (47 people, 14.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (90 people, 27.44%)
  • Pain (83 people, 25.30%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (77 people, 23.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (73 people, 22.26%)
  • Headache (70 people, 21.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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