Spironolactone and Weight gain - from FDA reports
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 . We study 41,237 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA. Among them, 950 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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On Jan, 25, 2017
41,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone.
Among them, 950 people (2.3%) have Weight Gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Spironolactone when people have Weight Gain *:
- < 1 month: 35.48 %
- 1 - 6 months: 22.58 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.45 %
- 1 - 2 years: 3.23 %
- 2 - 5 years: 25.81 %
- 5 - 10 years: 6.45 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Spironolactone *:
- female: 62 %
- male: 38 %
Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Spironolactone *:
- 0-1: 0.4 %
- 2-9: 0.66 %
- 10-19: 1.32 %
- 20-29: 2.24 %
- 30-39: 5.94 %
- 40-49: 22.03 %
- 50-59: 18.21 %
- 60+: 48.94 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (81 people, 8.53%)
- High Blood Pressure (73 people, 7.68%)
- Cardiac Disorder (67 people, 7.05%)
- Weight Loss (52 people, 5.47%)
- Pain (52 people, 5.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Furosemide (268 people, 28.21%)
- Lasix (227 people, 23.89%)
- Aspirin (174 people, 18.32%)
- Digoxin (159 people, 16.74%)
- Lisinopril (152 people, 16.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (213 people, 22.42%)
- Breathing Difficulty (209 people, 22.00%)
- Oedema Peripheral (186 people, 19.58%)
- Nausea (168 people, 17.68%)
- High Blood Pressure (146 people, 15.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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