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Review: could Zinc sulfate cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Zinc sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 1,154 people who have side effects while taking Zinc sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zinc sulfate

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

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,600 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Zinc sulfate. Among them, 17 people (1.47%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.00% of all the 520,791 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Zinc sulfate reports

Time on Zinc sulfate when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Zinc sulfate * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Zinc sulfate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%0.00%6.67%26.67%60.00%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Zinc sulfate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%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. Pain (2 people, 11.76%)
  2. Sleep disorder (2 people, 11.76%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Blood phosphorus decreased (1 people, 5.88%)
  5. Angiopathy (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (10 people, 58.82%)
  2. Ascorbic acid (5 people, 29.41%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 29.41%)
  4. Vitamin e (5 people, 29.41%)
  5. Bumex (4 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am an obese male who lost 70 pounds over the last three years. My weight remained stable for nearly one year. My doctor prescribed and I have been compliant with taking the above mentioned medications for the last nine months and they were keeping my blood glucose in check and lowered my A1C by 60% over that time. Over the last three months, I have gained 8 lbs. without any change to my caloric intake or exercise regimen (I walk two miles a day.). Has my body adapted to taking these medications and now be causing weight gain?

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