Review: could Methylprednisolone cause Weight gain - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 5,020 people who take Methylprednisolone. Among them, 79 have Weight gain - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methylprednisolone (latest outcomes from 5,841 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone. It is often used in inflammation, allergies. Commonly reported side effects of Methylprednisolone include fever, pneumonia, breathing difficulty, hypotension, sepsis.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 511,413 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 5,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Methylprednisolone. Among them, 79 people (1.57%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Methylprednisolone when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||74.71%||25.29% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||7.25%||14.49%||8.70%||21.74%||15.94%||13.04%||18.84% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Renal transplant (10 people, 12.66%)
- Pain (6 people, 7.59%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (5 people, 6.33%)
- Juvenile arthritis (5 people, 6.33%)
- Depression (4 people, 5.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclosporine (24 people, 30.38%)
- Prednisolone (16 people, 20.25%)
- Methylprednisolone 16mg tab (14 people, 17.72%)
- Prednisone (12 people, 15.19%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 13.92%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am a 60 year old with GERDS post Nissan Fundoplication and still suffer from extreme regurgitation with aspiration into the bronchial tubes and lungs. The abdominal pain, bloating and weight gain increase the symptoms especially at night and early morning. I wake due to Hypoxia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Restless leg syndrome, needless to say I am at my wits end
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The abnormal dreams & mild hallucinations came only after starting the methylprednisolone a few days ago. They happen primarily when I am sleeping. I woke up last night with very unusual dreams & head/brain pain, and was quite concerned. I had taken 1 methylprednisolone & 1 cymbalta before bed. Earlier in the day, I had taken 2 methylprednisolone & 2 tramadol before a nap, and had similar, though not as severe issues. Trying to figure out what the interaction problem is. I did not take the muscle relaxant (cyclopenzaprine) before bed since I started the cortico steroid pack.
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