Review: could Allegra cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Allegra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Nexium, and have Depression . We study 32,957 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA and social media. Among them, 792 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Allegra

Allegra has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Allegra 37,953 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,278 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

32,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra.
Among them, 792 people (2.4%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allegra cause Weight gain?

Time on Allegra when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 5.56 %

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

  • female: 76.47 %
  • male: 23.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.67 %
  • 10-19: 3.37 %
  • 20-29: 6.41 %
  • 30-39: 13.32 %
  • 40-49: 22.09 %
  • 50-59: 20.24 %
  • 60+: 33.9 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Allegra **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 68.75 %
  • severe: 18.75 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (92 people, 11.62%)
  • Hypersensitivity (61 people, 7.70%)
  • Hypertension (57 people, 7.20%)
  • Pain (53 people, 6.69%)
  • Arthritis (38 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (126 people, 15.91%)
  • Lipitor (110 people, 13.89%)
  • Flonase (109 people, 13.76%)
  • Albuterol (106 people, 13.38%)
  • Synthroid (100 people, 12.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (191 people, 24.12%)
  • Nausea (152 people, 19.19%)
  • Pain (139 people, 17.55%)
  • Dyspnoea (135 people, 17.05%)
  • Arthralgia (128 people, 16.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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