Review: could Spironolactone cause Weight loss?
Summary: Weight loss is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Osteoporosis. We study 25,382 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 138 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.
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Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 26,457 Spironolactone users)
Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,334 Weight loss patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 25,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 136 people (0.54%) have Weight Loss.
Time on Spironolactone when people have Weight loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||33.33%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Spironolactone * :
|Weight loss||0.83%||0.00%||0.00%||6.67%||8.33%||18.33%||23.33%||42.50% |
Severity of Weight loss when taking Spironolactone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss||0.00%||75.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 11.76%)
- Procedural pain (10 people, 7.35%)
- Partial seizures (10 people, 7.35%)
- Depression (8 people, 5.88%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (7 people, 5.15%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (81 people, 59.56%)
- Lisinopril (64 people, 47.06%)
- Digoxin (57 people, 41.91%)
- Potassium chloride (48 people, 35.29%)
- Aspirin (46 people, 33.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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on these medicines for about 1 month, Post Stroke, report not having an apatite and having to force the food down, but eating 3 good/healthy meals a day, and taking Sustagen hospital formula, but has lost .5 kg in 1 week. Constantly tired and cold, I am much taller and fater and have been eating same meals minus the Sustagen shake and have no lost any weight.
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