Review: could Plavix cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 67,527 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,021 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 69,456 Plavix users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 14, 2015: 67,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 1,021 people (1.51%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Plavix when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||13.04%||13.04%||10.87%||13.04%||30.43%||17.39%||2.17% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Plavix * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.76%||8.05%||28.22%||61.96% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Plavix ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||10.53%||36.84%||47.37%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (84 people, 8.23%)
- Diabetes mellitus (69 people, 6.76%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (66 people, 6.46%)
- Depression (65 people, 6.37%)
- Pain (56 people, 5.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (403 people, 39.47%)
- Lipitor (269 people, 26.35%)
- Lasix (225 people, 22.04%)
- Lisinopril (150 people, 14.69%)
- Norvasc (132 people, 12.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
jrcoleman51 (12 months ago):
i gained 20 ilbs after working hard to loose 85 lbs because of backmproblems now i went off it and still can not drop it
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Sarah (4 years ago):
I have been on Plavix since March 2011. I was put on Plavix before my operation for a cerebral aneurysm stint. I had to take Plavix for approximately 10 days prior to surgery and take it for 90 days following surgery. I immediately gained 5-10 lbs just before surgery and gained a total of 23lbs just after surgery. I proceeded to lose a few pounds since but have only lost 9 lobs of the 23 I gained. I work out daily clocking 5-10 kms on the treadmill as well as weight training with low weights, high reps. I also play Ice Hockey and Ball Hockey. I have stayed the same and cannot lose while on Plavix. I'm on no other medications other than Plavix so I know that my weight gain can be attributed to this. I also use keytosis strips to measure whether or not I'm burning calories every morning and every night...I'm not. I will be finished my Plavix in two weeks and will report back to this forum if the weight starts to come off.
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