Symbicort and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Symbicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Spiriva, and have Asthma . We study 38,862 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA. Among them, 857 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in False. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 40,258 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,274 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

38,862 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 857 people (2.21%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Weight gain?

Time on Symbicort when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 21.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.41 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Symbicort *:

  • female: 72.32 %
  • male: 27.68 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Symbicort *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 1.42 %
  • 10-19: 2.56 %
  • 20-29: 4.99 %
  • 30-39: 8.55 %
  • 40-49: 12.11 %
  • 50-59: 24.79 %
  • 60+: 45.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (334 people, 38.97%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (182 people, 21.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (84 people, 9.80%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (69 people, 8.05%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (65 people, 7.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (184 people, 21.47%)
  • Xolair (150 people, 17.50%)
  • Singulair (142 people, 16.57%)
  • Ventolin (118 people, 13.77%)
  • Lyrica (66 people, 7.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (233 people, 27.19%)
  • Fatigue (128 people, 14.94%)
  • Asthma (122 people, 14.24%)
  • Malaise (118 people, 13.77%)
  • Cough (114 people, 13.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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