Benadryl and Weight gain - from FDA reports
Weight gain is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 993 people (2.21%) have Weight gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Weight gain *:
- < 1 month: 54.29 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25.71 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.71 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.57 %
- 2 - 5 years: 2.86 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.86 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 76.4 %
- male: 23.6 %
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.13 %
- 2-9: 0.79 %
- 10-19: 5.37 %
- 20-29: 3.67 %
- 30-39: 19.0 %
- 40-49: 24.38 %
- 50-59: 24.12 %
- 60+: 22.54 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (95 people, 9.57%)
- Pain (93 people, 9.37%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (88 people, 8.86%)
- Stress And Anxiety (72 people, 7.25%)
- Hypersensitivity (69 people, 6.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (176 people, 17.72%)
- Xanax (106 people, 10.67%)
- Zyprexa (102 people, 10.27%)
- Ativan (97 people, 9.77%)
- Prilosec (95 people, 9.57%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (300 people, 30.21%)
- Pain (215 people, 21.65%)
- Breathing Difficulty (200 people, 20.14%)
- Headache (191 people, 19.23%)
- Joint Pain (181 people, 18.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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