Review: could Advil cause Weight gain?
We study 21,422 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 392 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Advil (latest outcomes from 22,799 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,626 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 21,420 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 392 people (1.83%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.07% of all the 527,412 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Advil when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||45.00%||5.00%||5.00%||10.00%||5.00%||5.00%||25.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Advil * :
|Weight gain||71.82%||28.18% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Advil * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.26%||10.97%||5.36%||15.56%||23.72%||23.21%||20.92% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Advil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (58 people, 14.80%)
- Headache (29 people, 7.40%)
- Hypertension (26 people, 6.63%)
- Multiple sclerosis (25 people, 6.38%)
- Depression (23 people, 5.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Advil liqui-gels (89 people, 22.70%)
- Vioxx (52 people, 13.27%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 11.48%)
- Prednisone (38 people, 9.69%)
- Prilosec (37 people, 9.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:
I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.
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