Review: could Benadryl cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 552 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen, allergies. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Weight gain (latest reports from 510,077 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 528 people (2.10%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Benadryl 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||33.33%||16.67%||0.00%||8.33%||25.00%||8.33%||8.33% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||73.90%||26.10% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||0.46%||2.07%||8.05%||2.76%||24.14%||25.98%||21.84%||14.71% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||25.00%||37.50%||25.00%||12.50% |
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 (73 people, 13.83%)
- Hypertension (51 people, 9.66%)
- Pain (44 people, 8.33%)
- Anxiety (43 people, 8.14%)
- Bipolar disorder (43 people, 8.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (106 people, 20.08%)
- Paxil (83 people, 15.72%)
- Seroquel (80 people, 15.15%)
- Prilosec (77 people, 14.58%)
- Klonopin (73 people, 13.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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