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Review: could Benadryl cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 26,394 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 555 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,348 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 528,152 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 26,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 555 people (2.10%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain33.33%11.11%0.00%5.56%22.22%16.67%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain74.43%25.57%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.43%1.96%7.61%3.04%25.65%25.43%21.96%13.91%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain16.67%41.67%25.00%16.67%

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 (76 people, 13.69%)
  2. Hypertension (51 people, 9.19%)
  3. Pain (48 people, 8.65%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (47 people, 8.47%)
  5. Anxiety (45 people, 8.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (108 people, 19.46%)
  2. Paxil (85 people, 15.32%)
  3. Seroquel (83 people, 14.95%)
  4. Prilosec (77 people, 13.87%)
  5. Klonopin (73 people, 13.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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