Orencia and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 16,650 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA. Among them, 174 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Orencia

Orencia has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Orencia 16,869 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

16,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia.
Among them, 174 people (1.05%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Orencia cause Weight gain?

Time on Orencia when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Orencia *:

  • female: 90.36 %
  • male: 9.64 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Orencia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.79 %
  • 20-29: 3.97 %
  • 30-39: 3.17 %
  • 40-49: 23.81 %
  • 50-59: 23.81 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (126 people, 72.41%)
  • Pain (7 people, 4.02%)
  • Arthritis (7 people, 4.02%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (5 people, 2.87%)
  • Nervous System Disorder (5 people, 2.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (51 people, 29.31%)
  • Enbrel (26 people, 14.94%)
  • Prednisone (24 people, 13.79%)
  • Actemra (24 people, 13.79%)
  • Humira (16 people, 9.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (43 people, 24.71%)
  • Fatigue (34 people, 19.54%)
  • Headache (27 people, 15.52%)
  • Nausea (23 people, 13.22%)
  • Joint Pain (20 people, 11.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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