Review: Keppra and Benadryl drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Keppra and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 254 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 254 people who reported to have interactions when taking Keppra, Benadryl are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Keppra (levetiracetam)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Keppra, Benadryl:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||63|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||50|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||49|
|Headache (pain in head)||38|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||27|
|Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||23|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Keppra, Benadryl:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Heparin sodium injection
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Keppra (levetiracetam) is often used to treat epilepsy. 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:
- Keppra is used in:
- Benadryl is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Keppra alternatives:
- Benadryl alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Ralshell: Has anyone have restless syndrom after taking keppra
I was diagnosed with restless leg syndrome after taking keppra. My condition is serve, luckily I was in the hospital when I had my episode. I was on camera for observation of partial seizure when this happened on my second day in the hospital. Has one had a severely bad episode. I became hysterical ...
- By always kept private: Should you take zoloft with keppra and lamictal
Should I take Zoloft with Keppra and Lamictal? I sometimes feel like I am going to have seizure and this became more prevalent when I began taking Zoloft
- By Krisleigh: How do you know for sure benadryl caused the hair loss
I'm 36 years old and have been taking Benadryl to help sleep for 6-8 months, 4-5 nights a week. The past couple months I've noticed a ton of shedding especially around my crown towards the mid to back of my part and now see my scalp through the hair that is still there. I'm starting to panic and ha ...
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