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Review: could Allegra cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Allegra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 22,758 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA and social media. Among them, 655 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Allegra

Allegra (latest outcomes from 23,802 users) has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,603 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra. Among them, 655 people (2.88%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.13% of all the 520,671 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Allegra reports

Time on Allegra when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain5.88%5.88%29.41%0.00%44.12%8.82%5.88%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain75.56%24.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.78%3.68%6.20%16.47%23.26%18.99%30.62%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Allegra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain7.69%69.23%15.38%7.69%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (82 people, 12.52%)
  2. Pain (49 people, 7.48%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (47 people, 7.18%)
  4. Hypertension (45 people, 6.87%)
  5. Arthritis (43 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (126 people, 19.24%)
  2. Nexium (120 people, 18.32%)
  3. Albuterol (107 people, 16.34%)
  4. Flonase (103 people, 15.73%)
  5. Lipitor (102 people, 15.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My mother has had a lot of improvement compared to how she was in and out of the hospital about every 3 months for congestive heart failure. She looks well now, but has been having memory problems and strange behavior again since her Lasix was increased from 10mg twice a day to 20mg twice a day for about 2 weeks now. She was improving with her combination of Phosphatidylserine 100 Plus (helps improve cognitive functions that decline with age),5mg Aricept (for Dementia Alzh. Type), 10mg Namenda (for Dementia Alzh. Type), Vitamin B Complex and 2000mg of Omega 3 Fish Oil. Because of her weight going up and down & some swelling of her feet, her Lasix was increased. In the past her dosage of Lasix was much higher especially while in the hospital. Make me wonder if large dosages of Furosemide eventually contributes to Alzheimer's.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • diagnoised with fibromyalgia.....have weight gain despite no change in diet and still exercise...extreme fatigue and hot flashes...all started after 3 years menopausal...i am 61 yrs. old.....have gone 5 yrs. with all kinds of symptons and put on all types of meds...like a trial and error...only to find fibro....have low immune system and several virus over the last year...

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