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Review: could Taxol cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 21,486 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 137 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Taxol

Taxol (latest outcomes from 21,577 users) has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,600 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 21,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 137 people (0.64%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 520,749 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain91.37%8.63%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%1.64%0.00%23.77%28.69%29.51%16.39%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Taxol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (39 people, 28.47%)
  2. Metastases to bone (34 people, 24.82%)
  3. Pain (27 people, 19.71%)
  4. Anxiety (21 people, 15.33%)
  5. Depression (20 people, 14.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (86 people, 62.77%)
  2. Tamoxifen citrate (52 people, 37.96%)
  3. Decadron (47 people, 34.31%)
  4. Herceptin (46 people, 33.58%)
  5. Ativan (44 people, 32.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 hour ago):

  • jrcoleman51 on Apr, 24, 2014:

    i gained 20 ilbs after working hard to loose 85 lbs because of backmproblems now i went off it and still can not drop it

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    Sarah on Jun, 2, 2011:

    I have been on Plavix since March 2011. I was put on Plavix before my operation for a cerebral aneurysm stint. I had to take Plavix for approximately 10 days prior to surgery and take it for 90 days following surgery. I immediately gained 5-10 lbs just before surgery and gained a total of 23lbs just after surgery. I proceeded to lose a few pounds since but have only lost 9 lobs of the 23 I gained. I work out daily clocking 5-10 kms on the treadmill as well as weight training with low weights, high reps. I also play Ice Hockey and Ball Hockey. I have stayed the same and cannot lose while on Plavix. I'm on no other medications other than Plavix so I know that my weight gain can be attributed to this. I also use keytosis strips to measure whether or not I'm burning calories every morning and every night...I'm not. I will be finished my Plavix in two weeks and will report back to this forum if the weight starts to come off.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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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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