Review: could Valium cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,911 people who take Valium. Among them, 743 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Valium (latest outcomes from 20,986 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Valium include nausea aggravated, nausea, depression, pain exacerbated, stress and anxiety.
Weight gain (latest reports from 507,660 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 19,149 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 743 people (3.88%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Valium when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||30.00%||10.00%||30.00%||10.00%||0.00%||10.00%||10.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Valium * :
|Weight gain||67.74%||32.26% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Valium * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.47%||4.19%||12.89%||35.09%||24.07%||23.29% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Valium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (173 people, 23.28%)
- Anxiety (134 people, 18.03%)
- Depression (100 people, 13.46%)
- Muscle spasms (70 people, 9.42%)
- Sleep disorder (69 people, 9.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (140 people, 18.84%)
- Aspirin (127 people, 17.09%)
- Seroquel (114 people, 15.34%)
- Prilosec (109 people, 14.67%)
- Percocet (109 people, 14.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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