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Review: could Orencia cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 5,824 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 61 people (1.05%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,684 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Orencia reports

Time on Orencia when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%22.22%33.33%44.44%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain96.67%3.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%4.00%2.00%4.00%18.00%26.00%46.00%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Orencia ** :

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. Rheumatoid arthritis (43 people, 70.49%)
  2. Nervous system disorder (7 people, 11.48%)
  3. Psychomotor hyperactivity (7 people, 11.48%)
  4. Polyarthritis (3 people, 4.92%)
  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (2 people, 3.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (19 people, 31.15%)
  2. Methotrexate (14 people, 22.95%)
  3. Enbrel (8 people, 13.11%)
  4. Neurontin (7 people, 11.48%)
  5. Xanax (7 people, 11.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My Daughter is 18 & has been on Orencia for 1yr& 7mths. she has weight gain 30#a this past 6mths. she takes no other meds. Is there any thing she could take along with orencia to help. she gets moderate exercise. Bad head-achs but we know there caused by the Medication. She is a small framed female and this weight gain just dont seem normal. Can you give any advise?
    Thank you, Paitents Mother (valerie)

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