Review: could Spironolactone cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Osteoporosis . We study 29,690 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 146 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 30,620 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, abdominal pain upper, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 21,018 Weight loss patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

29,690 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone.
Among them, 146 people (0.49%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Spironolactone cause Weight loss?

Time on Spironolactone when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 54.17 %
  • male: 45.83 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.84 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.56 %
  • 30-39: 8.4 %
  • 40-49: 18.49 %
  • 50-59: 21.01 %
  • 60+: 43.7 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Spironolactone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (18 people, 12.33%)
  • Depression (11 people, 7.53%)
  • Procedural Pain (10 people, 6.85%)
  • Partial Seizures (10 people, 6.85%)
  • Hypertension (8 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (81 people, 55.48%)
  • Lisinopril (60 people, 41.10%)
  • Digoxin (54 people, 36.99%)
  • Atenolol (43 people, 29.45%)
  • Coreg (39 people, 26.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (52 people, 35.62%)
  • Anxiety (51 people, 34.93%)
  • Back Pain (49 people, 33.56%)
  • Pain (47 people, 32.19%)
  • Fall (46 people, 31.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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