Advil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 30,916 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA. Among them, 488 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Advil

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Advil 32,737 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

30,916 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil.
Among them, 488 people (1.58%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Advil cause Weight gain?

Time on Advil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 27.27 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Advil *:

  • female: 76.3 %
  • male: 23.7 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Advil *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 8.63 %
  • 20-29: 6.09 %
  • 30-39: 14.97 %
  • 40-49: 22.59 %
  • 50-59: 21.57 %
  • 60+: 25.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (67 people, 13.73%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (35 people, 7.17%)
  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 6.76%)
  • Depression (30 people, 6.15%)
  • Birth Control (26 people, 5.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (72 people, 14.75%)
  • Vioxx (45 people, 9.22%)
  • Lipitor (43 people, 8.81%)
  • Prilosec (42 people, 8.61%)
  • Prednisone (38 people, 7.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (134 people, 27.46%)
  • Depression (95 people, 19.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (93 people, 19.06%)
  • Dizziness (93 people, 19.06%)
  • Pain (91 people, 18.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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