Review: Gabapentin and Benadryl
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Gabapentin and Benadryl together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,926 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 39,499 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
On Nov, 25, 2014: 1,925 people who take Gabapentin, Benadryl are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Gabapentin is effective||40.00%|
(2 of 5 people)
(3 of 10 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(3 of 9 people)
(3 of 12 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
|Benadryl is effective||16.67%|
(2 of 12 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(4 of 4 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(5 of 7 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Hypotension||Pneumonitis||Appendicitis||Coma||Confusional State||Sleep Disorder||Neck Tightness||Pain|
|Fatigue||Hypernatraemia||Diabetic Neuropathy||Drug Ineffective||Oliguria||Drug Ineffective||Palpitations||Anxiety|
|Pain In Extremity||Pneumonia Respiratory Syncytial Viral||Diabetic Foot||Hepatic Failure||Hepatic Failure||Hepatitis B||Lightheadedness||Nausea|
|Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Suicide Attempt||Multiple Drug Overdose||Hepatitis C||Muscle Spasms||Arthralgia|
|Renal Failure Acute||Hypotension||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Oliguria||Coma||Feeling Abnormal||Back Pain|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Blood Bilirubin Increased||Glucose Tolerance Impaired||Amnesia||Suicide Attempt||Hepatitis A||Pain In Extremity|
|Platelet Count Decreased||Breast Cancer||Obesity||Appendicitis||Blood Creatinine Increased||Influenza||Dyspnoea|
|Dehydration||Duodenal Ulcer Perforation||Road Traffic Accident||Blood Creatinine Increased||Hypoglycaemia||Haemorrhoids||Anaemia|
|Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Respiratory Failure||Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy||Hypoglycaemia||Amnesia||Pneumonia||Vomiting|
|Anaemia||Interstitial Lung Disease||Hypoxia||Multiple Drug Overdose||Drug Ineffective||Weight Decreased||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Gabapentin is effective||31.43%|
(11 of 35 people)
(6 of 14 people)
|Benadryl is effective||54.29%|
(19 of 35 people)
(6 of 13 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Nausea||Pain In Extremity|
|Pain In Extremity||Depression|
|Osteonecrosis Of Jaw||Headache|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||22.22%|
(2 of 9 people)
(3 of 30 people)
(3 of 18 people)
(6 of 16 people)
(3 of 21 people)
|Benadryl is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||20.00%|
(2 of 10 people)
(7 of 30 people)
(4 of 16 people)
(6 of 15 people)
(6 of 19 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Orthostatic Hypotension||Gastrointestinal Mucosal Exfoliation||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Pain||Pain||Pain||Pain||Fall|
|Umbilical Cord Around Neck||Diarrhoea Haemorrhagic||Pain In Extremity||Nausea||Headache||Back Pain||Pain In Extremity||Anaemia|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Ulcer Haemorrhage||Cardiac Arrest||Lung Disorder||Pyrexia||Diarrhoea||Nausea||Pain|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pneumatosis Intestinalis||Hypotension||Lymphadenopathy||Diarrhoea||Headache||Arthralgia||Pain In Extremity|
|Nephrolithiasis||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Pyrexia||Tachycardia||Vomiting||Pain In Extremity||Injury||Osteoarthritis|
|Pericardial Effusion||Neuroblastoma||Metaplasia||Synovial Cyst||Paraesthesia||Nausea||Hypoaesthesia||Nausea|
|Pulmonary Hypertension||Contusion||Skin Induration||Arthralgia||Hallucination||Arthralgia||Dyspnoea||Dyspnoea|
|Sepsis||Skin Tightness||Neuropathy Peripheral||Dyspnoea||Vomiting||Osteoarthritis||Back Pain|
|Chest Pain||Pulmonary Fibrosis||Oral Herpes||Suicidal Ideation||Anaemia||Emotional Distress||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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(Asked by a 86 year old woman who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, and takes Benadryl)
I took 6 pills a day for a week, have been off medication for several days, but A-Fib symptoms continue.
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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 allergies. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Gabapentin is used in:
- Benadryl is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Gabapentin alternatives:
- Benadryl alternatives:
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