Review: could Zetia cause Weight Gain?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 27,047 people who have side effects while taking Zetia from FDA and social media. Among them, 512 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 26,947 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

27,047 people reported to have side effects when taking Zetia.
Among them, 512 people (1.89%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zetia cause Weight gain?

Time on Zetia when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 2.63 %

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

  • female: 71.09 %
  • male: 28.91 %

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: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 7.09 %
  • 50-59: 27.09 %
  • 60+: 63.04 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Zetia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (100 people)
  • Hypertension (48 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (28 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (26 people)
  • Pain (25 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (126 people)
  • Aspirin (103 people)
  • Zocor (68 people)
  • Lisinopril (64 people)
  • Crestor (64 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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