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Review: could Benadryl cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Depression.
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 (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Weight gain (latest reports from 530,688 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.
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%||11.11%||0.00%||5.56%||22.22%||16.67%||11.11% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||74.43%||25.57% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||0.43%||1.96%||7.61%||3.04%||25.65%||25.43%||21.96%||13.91% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||16.67%||41.67%||25.00%||16.67% |
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 (76 people, 13.69%)
- Hypertension (51 people, 9.19%)
- Pain (48 people, 8.65%)
- Bipolar disorder (47 people, 8.47%)
- Anxiety (45 people, 8.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (108 people, 19.46%)
- Paxil (85 people, 15.32%)
- Seroquel (83 people, 14.95%)
- Prilosec (77 people, 13.87%)
- Klonopin (73 people, 13.15%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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