Spironolactone and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Primary pulmonary hypertension. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Spironolactone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 45,238 people who have side effects when taking Spironolactone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 30, 2017

45,238 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone.
Among them, 1,040 people (2.3%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Spironolactone when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 30.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.06 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.16 %
  • male: 37.84 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.37 %
  • 2-9: 0.61 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 2.21 %
  • 30-39: 6.14 %
  • 40-49: 20.76 %
  • 50-59: 18.92 %
  • 60+: 49.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (95 people, 9.13%)
  • High Blood Pressure (77 people, 7.40%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (70 people, 6.73%)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (56 people, 5.38%)
  • Pain (56 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (268 people, 25.77%)
  • Lasix (245 people, 23.56%)
  • Aspirin (174 people, 16.73%)
  • Digoxin (159 people, 15.29%)
  • Lisinopril (152 people, 14.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (228 people, 21.92%)
  • Fatigue (224 people, 21.54%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (203 people, 19.52%)
  • Nausea (175 people, 16.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (150 people, 14.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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