Review: could Spironolactone cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Cardiac disorder.
We study 25,366 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 628 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 26,437 Spironolactone users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 11, 2015: 25,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 628 people (2.48%) 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||15.15%||21.21%||12.12%||12.12%||33.33%||3.03%||3.03% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Spironolactone * :
|Weight gain||0.52%||0.87%||1.04%||2.09%||6.61%||25.57%||16.00%||47.30% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Spironolactone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||5.88%||11.76%||76.47%||5.88% |
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, 8.28%)
- Obesity (49 people, 7.80%)
- Fluid retention (44 people, 7.01%)
- Muscle spasms (36 people, 5.73%)
- Feeling jittery (35 people, 5.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (246 people, 39.17%)
- Lasix (199 people, 31.69%)
- Aspirin (192 people, 30.57%)
- Digoxin (157 people, 25.00%)
- Lisinopril (150 people, 23.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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