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Review: could Advil cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 21,432 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

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,811 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 528,152 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 21,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 392 people (1.83%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Advil reports

Time on Advil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain45.00%5.00%5.00%10.00%5.00%5.00%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain71.82%28.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.26%10.97%5.36%15.56%23.72%23.21%20.92%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (58 people, 14.80%)
  2. Headache (29 people, 7.40%)
  3. Hypertension (26 people, 6.63%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (25 people, 6.38%)
  5. Depression (23 people, 5.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (89 people, 22.70%)
  2. Vioxx (52 people, 13.27%)
  3. Lipitor (45 people, 11.48%)
  4. Prednisone (38 people, 9.69%)
  5. Prilosec (37 people, 9.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

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    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

    Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

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