Plavix and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 100,151 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA. Among them, 1,331 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 103,611 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

100,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 1,331 people (1.33%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Weight gain?

Time on Plavix when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 59.3 %
  • male: 40.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 8.36 %
  • 50-59: 26.2 %
  • 60+: 63.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (157 people, 11.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (116 people, 8.72%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (94 people, 7.06%)
  • Pain (78 people, 5.86%)
  • Diabetes (76 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (325 people, 24.42%)
  • Aspirin (309 people, 23.22%)
  • Lasix (260 people, 19.53%)
  • Lisinopril (154 people, 11.57%)
  • Lyrica (148 people, 11.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (266 people, 19.98%)
  • Fatigue (230 people, 17.28%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (223 people, 16.75%)
  • Chest Pain (222 people, 16.68%)
  • Weakness (205 people, 15.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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