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Review: could Orencia cause Weight gain?

We study 5,844 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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Orencia (latest outcomes from 5,922 users) has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,558 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 5,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 61 people (1.04%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 527,400 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 * :

Weight gain96.67%3.33%

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

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. Psychomotor hyperactivity (7 people, 11.48%)
  3. Nervous system disorder (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. Norco (7 people, 11.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • 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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