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Review: could Zetia cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 24,550 people who have side effects while taking Zetia from FDA and social media. Among them, 481 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zetia

Zetia (latest outcomes from 24,963 users) has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 24,548 people reported to have side effects when taking Zetia. Among them, 481 people (1.96%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Zetia reports

Time on Zetia when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain24.32%40.54%8.11%8.11%10.81%5.41%2.70%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain72.19%27.81%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.58%7.47%27.06%62.89%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Zetia ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%71.43%28.57%0.00%

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. Blood cholesterol increased (90 people, 18.71%)
  2. Hypertension (42 people, 8.73%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (28 people, 5.82%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (26 people, 5.41%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (22 people, 4.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (118 people, 24.53%)
  2. Aspirin (117 people, 24.32%)
  3. Zocor (67 people, 13.93%)
  4. Crestor (62 people, 12.89%)
  5. Neurontin (62 people, 12.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I had side effects from statin drugs -- severe muscle and joint pain. Changed to Zetia and my knees hurt so badly that I almost could not get up and down out of a chair. Stopped Zetia and my knee pain disappeared within a few weeks. Have gained approximately 50 lb while on the drugs listed.

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