Review: could Zinc Sulfate cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Zinc Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain . We study 1,161 people who have side effects while taking Zinc sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zinc Sulfate

Zinc sulfate has active ingredients of zinc sulfate. It is often used in mineral supplementation. (latest outcomes from Zinc sulfate 1,228 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

1,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Zinc Sulfate.
Among them, 18 people (1.55%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zinc sulfate cause Weight gain?

Time on Zinc Sulfate when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Zinc Sulfate *:

  • female: 76.47 %
  • male: 23.53 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Zinc Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.25 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.25 %
  • 50-59: 31.25 %
  • 60+: 56.25 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Zinc Sulfate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • 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 *:

  • Pain (4 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Asthma (3 people)
  • Muscle Spasticity (2 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (6 people)
  • Ambien (6 people)
  • Vitamin C (5 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people)
  • Bumex (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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