Review: could Zetia cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 24,534 people who take Zetia. Among them, 480 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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Zetia (latest outcomes from 24,928 users) has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Zetia include muscle aches, weakness, nausea, fatigue, dizziness.
Weight gain (latest reports from 511,736 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 23,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Zetia. Among them, 470 people (1.99%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Zetia 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||25.00%||41.67%||8.33%||8.33%||11.11%||2.78%||2.78% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Zetia * :
|Weight gain||71.76%||28.24% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Zetia * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.65%||7.69%||27.06%||62.60% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Zetia ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (90 people, 19.15%)
- Hypertension (41 people, 8.72%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (28 people, 5.96%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (26 people, 5.53%)
- Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 4.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (116 people, 24.68%)
- Aspirin (114 people, 24.26%)
- Zocor (64 people, 13.62%)
- Crestor (62 people, 13.19%)
- Neurontin (60 people, 12.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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