Valium and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain . We study 27,693 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA. Among them, 1,001 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 30,280 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, 28, 2017

27,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 1,001 people (3.61%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Weight gain?

Time on Valium when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 36.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

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

  • female: 70.2 %
  • male: 29.8 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.75 %
  • 20-29: 6.28 %
  • 30-39: 12.69 %
  • 40-49: 31.16 %
  • 50-59: 25.75 %
  • 60+: 23.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (176 people, 17.58%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (165 people, 16.48%)
  • Depression (130 people, 12.99%)
  • Sleep Disorder (95 people, 9.49%)
  • Muscle Spasms (78 people, 7.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (153 people, 15.28%)
  • Seroquel (143 people, 14.29%)
  • Lyrica (131 people, 13.09%)
  • Percocet (120 people, 11.99%)
  • Zoloft (117 people, 11.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (228 people, 22.78%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (204 people, 20.38%)
  • Depression (186 people, 18.58%)
  • Nausea (183 people, 18.28%)
  • Headache (183 people, 18.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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