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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 521,532 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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