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Review: could Allegra cause Increased appetite?

Summary: Increased appetite could be caused by Allegra, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 22,757 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 have Increased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased appetite and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 22,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra. Among them, 76 people (0.33%) have Increased Appetite. They amount to 0.13% of all the 58,839 people who have Increased Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Increased appetite in Allegra reports

Time on Allegra when people have Increased appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Increased appetite0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Increased appetite when taking Allegra * :

FemaleMale
Increased appetite80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Increased appetite when taking Allegra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Increased appetite0.00%9.09%5.45%7.27%23.64%21.82%18.18%14.55%

Severity of Increased appetite when taking Allegra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Increased appetite0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Increased appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Increased appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (21 people, 27.63%)
  2. Depression (16 people, 21.05%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (13 people, 17.11%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (11 people, 14.47%)
  5. Anxiety (8 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (21 people, 27.63%)
  2. Celebrex (21 people, 27.63%)
  3. Synthroid (20 people, 26.32%)
  4. Zoloft (20 people, 26.32%)
  5. Prilosec (19 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been struggling with sinusitis for almost 2 years now and they can't stop the dripping my nose from running,down throat to chest, lots of plegm, and have been congested for over a year and half. Since then, have tried me on every sort of antihistimine, Loradine, Zyrtec, Certirizine, and fluticasone spray, which didn't stop running/congestion. Been to ER three times to get on antibiotics since also caused gum disease/gingivitis per Periodontus who states it's underlying medical not dental. Also started taking regular OTC sudafed for congestion, and occasional cough/congestion. Now allergist says my IgG Immoglobins are high and was told that since I have constant bacterial infections. Allergist believes running nose/congestion is from a fungus infection or vasomotor rhinitis and need culture. Am waiting to see ENT. Prior to this last 2 years, my sinus was always controlled and maybe every year to two years, an infection occurred and antibiotics quickly got rid of it, but not this time. I read infections could also cause liver enzymes to rise to and my past blood tests in 2008 shows only had a mild increase in SGPT ALT only. Prior use, I used pain pills, vicodin/codeine/darvocet/, but stay away from then now due to liver enzymes in ALT rising, and only use motrin, sleeping med., cymbalta and occasional fioricet. Had gall bladder infected and removed, and tests show fatty liver and slight kidney lesion, but not enough for them to do anything.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    F, 48, fibromylagia, chronic sinusitis, repeated infections, which believe long-term pain meds cause elevated liver enzymes, went off most, and now because of constant trying of allergy meds, and can't stop running nose, long term infections of bacteria and possibly fungus, so not sure what is causing elevated enzymes.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • When my father passed away I was prescribed Diazepam which helped with anxiety. I had also lost my appetite and thanks to Diazepam I take 2mg 15 minutes before dinner and can always eat and finish my food. If I stopped taking Diazepam I would probably not be able to eat as much. I've been on Diazepam 4 years.

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