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Review: could Warfarin cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Furosemide, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin from FDA and social media. Among them, 555 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 555 people (1.18%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.11% of all the 520,669 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain14.29%32.14%10.71%10.71%17.86%10.71%3.57%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain51.64%48.36%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.68%1.37%4.57%11.64%20.55%61.19%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain5.56%38.89%44.44%11.11%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (49 people, 8.83%)
  2. Depression (33 people, 5.95%)
  3. Pulmonary hypertension (23 people, 4.14%)
  4. Sleep disorder (22 people, 3.96%)
  5. Arthritis (20 people, 3.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (143 people, 25.77%)
  2. Digoxin (126 people, 22.70%)
  3. Aspirin (93 people, 16.76%)
  4. Lasix (88 people, 15.86%)
  5. Potassium chloride (84 people, 15.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have been on warafrin 6 mg 6 days per week and 7 mg 1 day per week for almost 3 years and have not felt good since. I seem to get every in fection that comes along. It seems my resistance to infection has been affected by this drug. my immune system has gone to pot.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I take 17.5 mg of warfarin per day. This maintains my INR at 1.8. I have to take this medication for the rest of my life. I have been trying to lose weight for the last 2 years without success. I think the medication is making weight loss difficult.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I have been on Keppra Xr for a yr now, and in that yr my docs have reduced my hypothyroid medication plus I am gaining weight like crazy, even though I exercise and eat no more than 1000 calories/day..

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