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 26,437 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 556 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,397 Benadryl users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 31, 2015: 26,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 556 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||31.58%||10.53%||5.26%||5.26%||21.05%||15.79%||10.53% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||74.48%||25.52% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl * :
|Weight gain||0.22%||1.95%||7.81%||3.25%||25.60%||25.38%||21.91%||13.88% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||15.38%||38.46%||30.77%||15.38% |
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, 13.67%)
- Hypertension (51 people, 9.17%)
- Pain (48 people, 8.63%)
- Bipolar disorder (47 people, 8.45%)
- Anxiety (45 people, 8.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (108 people, 19.42%)
- Paxil (85 people, 15.29%)
- Seroquel (83 people, 14.93%)
- Prilosec (77 people, 13.85%)
- Klonopin (73 people, 13.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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