Chlorhexidine gluconate and Weight loss - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Weight loss is found among people who take Chlorhexidine gluconate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Chlorhexidine gluconate and have Weight loss. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,419 people who have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

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On Nov, 30, 2022

6,419 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate.
Among them, 100 people (1.56%) have Weight loss.

What is Chlorhexidine gluconate?

Chlorhexidine gluconate has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. eHealthMe is studying from 6,467 Chlorhexidine gluconate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Weight loss?

Weight loss is found to be associated with 2,694 drugs and 2,172 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Chlorhexidine gluconate and Weight loss reports submitted per year:

Could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Weight loss?

Gender of people who have Weight loss when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate *:

  • female: 76.53 %
  • male: 23.47 %

Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 15.73 %
  • 40-49: 30.34 %
  • 50-59: 17.98 %
  • 60+: 35.96 %

Common drugs people take besides Chlorhexidine gluconate *:

  1. Zometa: 82 people, 82.00%
  2. Dexamethasone: 61 people, 61.00%
  3. Aredia: 53 people, 53.00%
  4. Prednisone: 46 people, 46.00%
  5. Acetaminophen: 41 people, 41.00%
  6. Gabapentin: 40 people, 40.00%
  7. Oxycontin: 39 people, 39.00%
  8. Levaquin: 37 people, 37.00%
  9. Decadron: 34 people, 34.00%
  10. Percocet: 33 people, 33.00%

Common side effects people have besides Weight loss *:

  1. Pain: 76 people, 76.00%
  2. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 67 people, 67.00%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 66 people, 66.00%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 65 people, 65.00%
  5. Weakness: 64 people, 64.00%
  6. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 64 people, 64.00%
  7. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 62 people, 62.00%
  8. Fever: 62 people, 62.00%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 53 people, 53.00%
  10. Headache (pain in head): 51 people, 51.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 30 people, 30.00%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 23 people, 23.00%
  3. Breast Cancer: 18 people, 18.00%
  4. Pain: 17 people, 17.00%
  5. Depression: 16 people, 16.00%
  6. Metastasis (spreadable cancer to other organ from origin): 16 people, 16.00%
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 14 people, 14.00%
  8. Oedema (fluid collection in tissue): 13 people, 13.00%
  9. Bone Lesion (bone with abnormalities. bone lesions can result from growth formations, infections, or injuries): 4 people, 4.00%
  10. Stress And Anxiety: 4 people, 4.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Chlorhexidine gluconate and have Weight loss?

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How to use the study?

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on chlorhexidine gluconate (the active ingredients of Chlorhexidine gluconate) and Chlorhexidine gluconate (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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