Taxol and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 25,146 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA. Among them, 186 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 25,356 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

25,146 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 186 people (0.74%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Weight gain?

Time on Taxol when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 46.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 89.39 %
  • male: 10.61 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.99 %
  • 20-29: 1.99 %
  • 30-39: 20.53 %
  • 40-49: 29.8 %
  • 50-59: 31.13 %
  • 60+: 14.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (59 people, 31.72%)
  • Metastases To Bone (41 people, 22.04%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (27 people, 14.52%)
  • Depression (24 people, 12.90%)
  • Pain (21 people, 11.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (105 people, 56.45%)
  • Herceptin (66 people, 35.48%)
  • Decadron (57 people, 30.65%)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (54 people, 29.03%)
  • Femara (50 people, 26.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (99 people, 53.23%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (95 people, 51.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (87 people, 46.77%)
  • Fever (78 people, 41.94%)
  • Anaemia (76 people, 40.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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