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Review: could Symbicort cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Symbicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Albuterol, and have Asthma.

We study 20,767 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 353 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,350 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,559 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 20,779 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 353 people (1.70%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.07% of all the 520,663 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Symbicort reports

Time on Symbicort when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain20.69%13.79%6.90%27.59%24.14%6.90%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain75.31%24.69%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%2.07%3.55%1.78%8.28%16.57%21.60%46.15%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Symbicort ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (146 people, 41.36%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (62 people, 17.56%)
  3. Hypertension (23 people, 6.52%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (17 people, 4.82%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 3.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (57 people, 16.15%)
  2. Spiriva (55 people, 15.58%)
  3. Singulair (46 people, 13.03%)
  4. Aspirin (38 people, 10.76%)
  5. Ventolin (35 people, 9.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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