Review: Weight gain in Spironolactone
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 22, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Weight gain (Weight increased) by studying 24,103 people who take Spironolactone. We analyze: the time on Spironolactone when people have Weight gain, age of these people, the severity of Weight gain, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Spironolactone. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Spironolactone (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Spironolactone include dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, hyperkalemia.
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 22, 2013: 24,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 604 people (2.51%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Spironolactone 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||17.24%||20.69%||13.79%||10.34%||34.48%||3.45%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Spironolactone * :
|Weight gain||0.54%||0.91%||1.09%||2.18%||6.72%||26.13%||15.06%||47.37% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Spironolactone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||8.33%||8.33%||83.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Cardiac disorder (52 people, 8.61%)
- Obesity (49 people, 8.11%)
- Fluid retention (43 people, 7.12%)
- Blood pressure (41 people, 6.79%)
- Muscle spasms (36 people, 5.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (241 people, 39.90%)
- Lasix (194 people, 32.12%)
- Aspirin (190 people, 31.46%)
- Digoxin (155 people, 25.66%)
- Lisinopril (149 people, 24.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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