Review: could Symbicort cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 - 2 years, also take medication Albuterol, and have Asthma.
We study 20,868 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 355 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 21,466 Symbicort users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 20,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 355 people (1.70%) 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||19.35%||12.90%||6.45%||25.81%||25.81%||9.68%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Symbicort * :
|Weight gain||75.18%||24.82% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Symbicort * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.06%||3.53%||1.76%||8.53%||16.47%||21.47%||46.18% |
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 ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Asthma (147 people, 41.41%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (62 people, 17.46%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 6.48%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (17 people, 4.79%)
- Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 3.66%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Albuterol (57 people, 16.06%)
- Spiriva (55 people, 15.49%)
- Singulair (46 people, 12.96%)
- Aspirin (38 people, 10.70%)
- Ventolin (35 people, 9.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I have been on amlodipine for approximately 3 months and have had terrible swelling in my legs and ankles along with pain and itching. should i be taken off this medication?
I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks. Debbie CB
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