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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Xolair, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Symbicort. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 45,472 people who have side effects when taking Symbicort from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 21, 2017

45,472 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 1,053 people (2.32%) have Weight gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Weight gain?

Time on Symbicort when people have Weight gain *:

  • < 1 month: 21.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.11 %
  • 10+ years: 2.7 %

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

  • female: 71.35 %
  • male: 28.65 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 1.17 %
  • 10-19: 2.45 %
  • 20-29: 5.14 %
  • 30-39: 9.46 %
  • 40-49: 11.8 %
  • 50-59: 25.35 %
  • 60+: 44.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (99 people, 9.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (85 people, 8.07%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (76 people, 7.22%)
  • Pain (59 people, 5.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (55 people, 5.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xolair (232 people, 22.03%)
  • Spiriva (225 people, 21.37%)
  • Singulair (187 people, 17.76%)
  • Ventolin (174 people, 16.52%)
  • Lyrica (73 people, 6.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (307 people, 29.15%)
  • Fatigue (174 people, 16.52%)
  • Cough (174 people, 16.52%)
  • Malaise (167 people, 15.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (158 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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