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Review: could Methylprednisolone cause Weight gain - unintentional (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Methylprednisolone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclosporine, and have Kidney transplant.

We study 5,134 people who have side effects while taking Methylprednisolone from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 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 5,877 Methylprednisolone users)

Weight gain - unintentional

Weight Gain - Unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,540 Weight Gain - Unintentional patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 5,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Methylprednisolone. Among them, 79 people (1.54%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.

Trend of Weight gain - unintentional in Methylprednisolone reports

Time on Methylprednisolone when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain - unintentional100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain - unintentional74.71%25.29%

Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain - unintentional0.00%7.25%14.49%8.70%21.74%15.94%13.04%18.84%

Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Methylprednisolone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain - unintentional0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Renal transplant (10 people, 12.66%)
  2. Pain (6 people, 7.59%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (5 people, 6.33%)
  4. Juvenile arthritis (5 people, 6.33%)
  5. Depression (4 people, 5.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclosporine (24 people, 30.38%)
  2. Prednisolone (16 people, 20.25%)
  3. Methylprednisolone 16mg tab (14 people, 17.72%)
  4. Prednisone (12 people, 15.19%)
  5. Folic acid (11 people, 13.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

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