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Review: Gabapentin and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,925 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,456 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

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

On Oct, 26, 2014: 1,924 people who take Gabapentin, Benadryl are studied

Gabapentin, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gabapentin is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Benadryl is effective9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HypotensionPneumonitisAppendicitisComaBlood Creatinine IncreasedSleep DisorderNeck TightnessPain
FatigueHypernatraemiaDiabetic NeuropathyDrug IneffectiveMultiple Drug OverdoseDrug IneffectivePalpitationsAnxiety
Pain In ExtremityPneumonia Respiratory Syncytial ViralDiabetic FootHepatic FailureHypoglycaemiaHepatitis BLightheadednessNausea
Renal Failure AcuteAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromeDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlSuicide AttemptDrug IneffectiveHepatitis CMuscle SpasmsArthralgia
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedHypotensionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedOliguriaSuicide AttemptFeeling AbnormalBack Pain
Deep Vein ThrombosisBlood Bilirubin IncreasedGlucose Tolerance ImpairedAmnesiaComaHepatitis APain In Extremity
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedBreast CancerObesityAppendicitisHepatic FailureInfluenzaDyspnoea
DehydrationDuodenal Ulcer PerforationRoad Traffic AccidentBlood Creatinine IncreasedOliguriaHaemorrhoidsAnaemia
Platelet Count DecreasedRespiratory FailureNephrogenic Fibrosing DermopathyHypoglycaemiaConfusional StatePneumoniaVomiting
Neuropathy PeripheralInterstitial Lung DiseaseHypoxiaMultiple Drug OverdoseAmnesiaWeight DecreasedOsteonecrosis Of Jaw

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Gabapentin is effective32.35%
(11 of 34 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
Benadryl is effective52.94%
(18 of 34 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
ArthralgiaAnxiety
AnxietyNausea
NauseaPain In Extremity
DyspnoeaBack Pain
Pain In ExtremityDepression
Back PainArthralgia
AnaemiaVomiting
Osteonecrosis Of JawHeadache
FatigueAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/an/a22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
15.00%
(3 of 20 people)
16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
37.50%
(6 of 16 people)
14.29%
(3 of 21 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/an/an/a20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
30.00%
(6 of 20 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
31.58%
(6 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Orthostatic HypotensionGastrointestinal Mucosal ExfoliationNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisPainPainPainPainFall
StillbirthHaematocheziaPainDyspnoeaAnxietyAnxietyAnxietyFatigue
Umbilical Cord Around NeckDiarrhoea HaemorrhagicPain In ExtremityNauseaHeadacheBack PainPain In ExtremityAnaemia
Urinary Tract InfectionUlcer HaemorrhageCardiac ArrestLung DisorderPyrexiaDiarrhoeaNauseaPain
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusPneumatosis IntestinalisHypotensionLymphadenopathyVomitingHeadacheArthralgiaPain In Extremity
NephrolithiasisMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionPyrexiaTachycardiaDiarrhoeaPain In ExtremityInjuryOsteoarthritis
Pericardial EffusionNeuroblastomaMetaplasiaSynovial CystParaesthesiaNauseaHypoaesthesiaNausea
Pulmonary HypertensionContusionSkin IndurationArthralgiaHallucinationArthralgiaDyspnoeaDyspnoea
SepsisSkin TightnessNeuropathy PeripheralHypercholesterolaemiaVomitingOsteoarthritisBack Pain
Chest PainPulmonary FibrosisOral HerpesSuicidal IdeationAnaemiaEmotional DistressOsteonecrosis Of Jaw

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia. Can't afford dermatologist and do for doesn't know what the hives are. You can write with your finger on my skin and it will show up.

    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • I've lost 70 lbs in two years, 40 lbs. in the past year. I am having significant atrophy in my legs, specifically my right leg. As a 52 year old man, I cannot walk normally nor can I walk up stairs.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • To ER with new onset pressure/tightness in throat/neck up to my ears. Have a paraesophageal hiatal hernia. Cardiac work up negative. New bradycardia, low of mid 50's) with this episode. Normal HR is 80's +/- 10.

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat insomnia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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