Garlic and Weight fluctuation - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Weight fluctuation is found among people who take Garlic, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Garlic and have Weight fluctuation. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,882 people who have side effects when taking Garlic from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 05, 2022

1,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Garlic.
Among them, 14 people (0.74%) have Weight fluctuation.

What is Garlic?

Garlic has active ingredients of allium sativum. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 2,110 Garlic users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Weight fluctuation?

Weight fluctuation is found to be associated with 1,212 drugs and 781 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Garlic and Weight fluctuation reports submitted per year:

Could Garlic cause Weight fluctuation?

Gender of people who have Weight fluctuation when taking Garlic *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Weight fluctuation when taking Garlic *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Common drugs people take besides Garlic *:

  1. Magnesium: 6 people, 42.86%
  2. Potassium: 5 people, 35.71%
  3. Ginger: 4 people, 28.57%
  4. Baclofen: 4 people, 28.57%
  5. Magnesium Glycinate: 4 people, 28.57%
  6. Benadryl: 4 people, 28.57%
  7. Lidocaine: 4 people, 28.57%
  8. Melatonin: 4 people, 28.57%
  9. Ativan: 4 people, 28.57%
  10. Tylenol: 4 people, 28.57%

Common side effects people have besides Weight fluctuation *:

  1. Pain: 8 people, 57.14%
  2. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 6 people, 42.86%
  3. Body Temperature Increased: 6 people, 42.86%
  4. Feeling Abnormal: 6 people, 42.86%
  5. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 6 people, 42.86%
  6. Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles): 6 people, 42.86%
  7. Weight Decreased: 6 people, 42.86%
  8. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 6 people, 42.86%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 6 people, 42.86%
  10. Weight Increased: 5 people, 35.71%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Muscle Tightness: 4 people, 28.57%
  2. Headache (pain in head): 4 people, 28.57%
  3. Central Nervous System Inflammation (infection of brain or spinal cord): 4 people, 28.57%
  4. Urinary Tract Infection: 2 people, 14.29%
  5. Type 2 Diabetes: 2 people, 14.29%
  6. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 2 people, 14.29%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 14.29%
  8. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (reoccurrence of an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged): 2 people, 14.29%
  9. Red Blood Cell Count Increased: 2 people, 14.29%
  10. Muscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles): 2 people, 14.29%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Garlic and have Weight fluctuation?

Check whether Weight fluctuation is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on allium sativum (the active ingredients of Garlic) and Garlic (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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