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Related topic: Spironolactone, Weight loss

Review: could Spironolactone cause Weight loss?

Summary: Weight loss could be caused by Spironolactone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Furosemide, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 25,283 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,338 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Weight loss

Weight loss (latest reports from 97,389 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 25,245 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 136 people (0.54%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.14% of all the 97,228 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight loss in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss0.00%50.00%0.00%33.33%16.67%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.83%0.00%0.00%6.67%8.33%18.33%23.33%42.50%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (16 people, 11.76%)
  2. Procedural pain (10 people, 7.35%)
  3. Partial seizures (10 people, 7.35%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 5.88%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (7 people, 5.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (81 people, 59.56%)
  2. Lisinopril (64 people, 47.06%)
  3. Digoxin (57 people, 41.91%)
  4. Potassium chloride (48 people, 35.29%)
  5. Aspirin (46 people, 33.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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