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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Spiriva, and have Asthma. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Symbicort. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,312 people who have side effects when taking Symbicort from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 14, 2017

43,312 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 977 people (2.26%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Weight gain?

Time on Symbicort when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 23.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 72 %
  • male: 28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.25 %
  • 10-19: 2.5 %
  • 20-29: 4.88 %
  • 30-39: 9.26 %
  • 40-49: 11.89 %
  • 50-59: 25.28 %
  • 60+: 44.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (404 people, 41.35%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (204 people, 20.88%)
  • High Blood Pressure (92 people, 9.42%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (79 people, 8.09%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (74 people, 7.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (207 people, 21.19%)
  • Xolair (194 people, 19.86%)
  • Singulair (168 people, 17.20%)
  • Ventolin (146 people, 14.94%)
  • Nexium (72 people, 7.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (270 people, 27.64%)
  • Asthma (153 people, 15.66%)
  • Fatigue (152 people, 15.56%)
  • Cough (146 people, 14.94%)
  • Malaise (145 people, 14.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Symbicort

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