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Review: could Advil cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Advil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.

We study 21,405 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 22,779 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

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, 10, 2014: 21,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 392 people (1.83%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.08% of all the 520,670 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (1 year 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.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Recently, I was taken off my atenolol and put on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 25mg for my high blood pressure. I was also put on Simvastatin for my cholesterol. I was put on the HCTZ, then the Simvastatin about 2-3 weeks later. I have been on them about 3 months. I have notice a tremendous weight gain in that time. I have also noticed increased muscle spasms, lack of energy, back pain and swelling in both hands and feet. Just recently I started having episodes of dizziness that seemed to last an entire day, off and on. I recently did some research on HCTZ, and I believe these symptoms are all related to HCTZ and the combination of the HCTZ and Symvastatin as well.

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