Review: could Symbicort cause Weight Gain?


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 35,477 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 768 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 asthma. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 38,200 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 114,274 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

35,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 768 people (2.16%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Weight gain?

Time on Symbicort when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 73.07 %
  • male: 26.93 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 1.6 %
  • 10-19: 2.88 %
  • 20-29: 5.13 %
  • 30-39: 8.65 %
  • 40-49: 12.34 %
  • 50-59: 24.36 %
  • 60+: 44.87 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Symbicort **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (288 people, 37.50%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (163 people, 21.22%)
  • Hypertension (78 people, 10.16%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (58 people, 7.55%)
  • Depression (42 people, 5.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (164 people, 21.35%)
  • Xolair (121 people, 15.76%)
  • Singulair (121 people, 15.76%)
  • Ventolin (100 people, 13.02%)
  • Prednisone. (80 people, 10.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (200 people, 26.04%)
  • Fatigue (102 people, 13.28%)
  • Asthma (101 people, 13.15%)
  • Malaise (99 people, 12.89%)
  • Cough (98 people, 12.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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