Review: could Allegra cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 22,809 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 has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 23,860 Allegra users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Dec, 28, 2014: 22,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra. Among them, 655 people (2.87%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Allegra when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||5.88%||5.88%||29.41%||0.00%||44.12%||8.82%||5.88% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Allegra * :
|Weight gain||75.56%||24.44% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Allegra * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.78%||3.68%||6.20%||16.47%||23.26%||18.99%||30.62% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Allegra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||7.69%||69.23%||15.38%||7.69% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (82 people, 12.52%)
- Pain (49 people, 7.48%)
- Hypersensitivity (47 people, 7.18%)
- Hypertension (45 people, 6.87%)
- Arthritis (43 people, 6.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (126 people, 19.24%)
- Nexium (120 people, 18.32%)
- Albuterol (107 people, 16.34%)
- Flonase (103 people, 15.73%)
- Lipitor (102 people, 15.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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