Zetia and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Zetia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 32,266 people who have side effects while taking Zetia from FDA. Among them, 591 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zetia

Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 33,169 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 Feb, 07, 2017

32,266 people reported to have side effects when taking Zetia.
Among them, 591 people (1.83%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zetia cause Weight gain?

Time on Zetia when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 32.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 72.27 %
  • male: 27.73 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.65 %
  • 40-49: 6.86 %
  • 50-59: 27.21 %
  • 60+: 63.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (160 people, 27.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (61 people, 10.32%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (44 people, 7.45%)
  • Pain (37 people, 6.26%)
  • Diabetes (31 people, 5.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (140 people, 23.69%)
  • Aspirin (106 people, 17.94%)
  • Crestor (79 people, 13.37%)
  • Zocor (69 people, 11.68%)
  • Synthroid (69 people, 11.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (88 people, 14.89%)
  • Fatigue (82 people, 13.87%)
  • Dizziness (79 people, 13.37%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (74 people, 12.52%)
  • Nausea (67 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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