Review: Weight gain in Benadryl
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 26, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Weight gain (Weight increased) by studying 25,105 people who take Benadryl. We analyze: the time on Benadryl when people have Weight gain, gender and age of these people, the severity of Weight gain, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Benadryl. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen, allergies. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include nausea aggravated, nausea, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, rashes.
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 26, 2013: 25,097 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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