Benadryl and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Depression . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 898 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 898 people (2.21%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Weight gain?

Time on Benadryl when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 75.95 %
  • male: 24.05 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.73 %
  • 10-19: 5.66 %
  • 20-29: 3.77 %
  • 30-39: 20.32 %
  • 40-49: 24.96 %
  • 50-59: 24.24 %
  • 60+: 20.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (91 people, 10.13%)
  • Pain (80 people, 8.91%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (69 people, 7.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (66 people, 7.35%)
  • High Blood Pressure (65 people, 7.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (150 people, 16.70%)
  • Zyprexa (101 people, 11.25%)
  • Xanax (98 people, 10.91%)
  • Prilosec (93 people, 10.36%)
  • Ativan (93 people, 10.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (269 people, 29.96%)
  • Pain (190 people, 21.16%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (188 people, 20.94%)
  • Headache (170 people, 18.93%)
  • Joint Pain (163 people, 18.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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