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Review: could Suboxone cause Water retention?

Summary: Water retention could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zoloft, and have Hypertension.

We study 7,085 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 43 people (0.61%) have Water Retention. They amount to 0.05% of all the 88,837 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Water retention in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention21.74%60.87%13.04%0.00%0.00%4.35%0.00%

Gender of people who have Water retention when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Water retention63.49%36.51%

Age of people who have Water retention when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%0.00%11.32%30.19%26.42%18.87%13.21%

Severity of Water retention when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Water retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (13 people, 30.23%)
  2. Drug dependence (12 people, 27.91%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 23.26%)
  4. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 people, 20.93%)
  5. Anxiety (9 people, 20.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (12 people, 27.91%)
  2. Atenolol (11 people, 25.58%)
  3. Januvia (10 people, 23.26%)
  4. Lotrel (10 people, 23.26%)
  5. Ativan (8 people, 18.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have excessive sweating and cannot determine the cause. The above are drugs I take that show sweating as a side effect. Thank you for any help u can offer. AC

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • My stomach blows out and is hard as a rock about 20 mins after I take the suboxone. Is VERY uncomfortable makes me feel full all the time. I am using the bathroom so I know it isn't constipation. When I do not take it it does not do it! When I was on Subutex I did Not swell at all.

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