Review: could Symbicort cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 21, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,737 people who take Symbicort. Among them, 283 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,330 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Commonly reported side effects of Symbicort include breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, asthma, asthma aggravated, pneumonia.
Weight gain (latest reports from 512,294 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 15,917 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 283 people (1.78%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Symbicort when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||14.81%||14.81%||7.41%||29.63%||25.93%||7.41%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Symbicort * :
|Weight gain||77.26%||22.74% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Symbicort * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.65%||4.55%||2.27%||10.23%||19.70%||19.32%||41.29% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Symbicort ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Asthma (129 people, 45.58%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (49 people, 17.31%)
- Hypertension (16 people, 5.65%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 4.95%)
- Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 4.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Spiriva (51 people, 18.02%)
- Albuterol (50 people, 17.67%)
- Singulair (43 people, 15.19%)
- Lyrica (32 people, 11.31%)
- Nexium (31 people, 10.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Symbicort, Weight gain
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used for asthma. Find out below the conditions Symbicort is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Symbicort used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Symbicort side effects from A to Z:
Browse Symbicort drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (14 hours ago):
problem losing weight even on strict diet
From this study (2 days ago):
Believe my problem is with Formoterol. Symptoms (breathlessness and being winded with minimal exertion) first noted three years ago after taking Foradil aerolizer (formoterol) and asmanex twisthaler for one to two years. Health, stamina gradually dimished to shortness of breath with minimal exertion. One - two years ago prescription changed to symbicort. health improved dramatically for approximately two months. Began walking one to two miles a day. Now back to being winded with minimal exertion. Health seems better until I take my symbicort. Spiriva seems to counter act breathlessness at morning when I take with symbicort. At evening with no Spiriva, breathlessness prevails. using Spiriva twice daily works but doctor says no.
From this study (5 days ago):
I know that methadone can cause nodding. I am way beyond that stage of MMT though. I can admit that at certain points I was a horrible patient! I used everything under the sun to supplement getting high. I've been on doses of 345mgs, 230mgs, Split doses, Liquid, & Tablets. I've been on the dose I'm at now which is a split dose & the lowest dose I have been on, for well over 1 year. I have had clean drug tests I don't use any illegal drugs, I don't drink.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- After being on zoloft (sertraline) for 19 years, i now notice multiple side effects and i want to get off
I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 19 years for chronic depression. When I first started taking Zoloft, it made a huge positive impact on my life. It was a miracle drug for me. I believe it saved my life.
Ten or so years ago it suddenly stopped working. My doctor had me try several other S ...
- Side effects from symbicort
chest discomfort and some lightheadesness between 1-3pm just about everyday, I take symbicort at 7am and 5pm everyday
- My ige in november was 1712, i have been diagnosed with late onset asthma, i get breathless at the slightest exertion e.g. waking to bathroom and back into bed; my iron levels are low
I have late onset asthma, told two weeks ago that my iron levels are low, IgE of 1712 (Nov 2013), get breathless with little exertion (e.g. going to toilet and back into bed), I lose concentration easily. In August 2013 I lost my sense of smell, but I have been checked by ENT - no blockages. So what ...
More questions for: Symbicort, Weight gain
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Stopping pristiq for my memory
I have been on Pristiq for 3 years. My short term memory loss is a great concern to me. I am 45 and I have questioned my doctor and given my concerns to the point she referred me to a neurologist but said it was not the Pristiq. There is no other drugs I am taking or have taken to cause this proble ...
- Epilepsy and depression drug side effects
42yo male having infrequent seizures since he was 19yo.
Was recently placed on Neurontin and Topamax after a single seizure. This combination of meds appeared to increase the frequency of seizures ( from 1 every few years unmedicated, to 1 every month ). Dosage being increased after each seizure. ...
More reviews for: Symbicort, Weight gain
Related drug studies for: Symbicort, Weight gain
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.