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Review: Lithium Carbonate and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium Carbonate and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 234 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,989 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,317 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 234 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a
Benadryl is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Muscle TwitchingPainDeathBlisterSinus BradycardiaGait DisturbanceNumbness In Hands Or FeetWeight Increased
Tongue DisorderInjuryRestless Leg SyndromeBlisterDrug Level Above TherapeuticTherapeutic Agent ToxicityDiabetes Mellitus
Tongue DiscolourationBipolar DisorderInsomniaRestless Leg SyndromeMuscle StrainNumbness And TinglingSuicidal Ideation
TremorCholelithiasisRestlessnessInsomniaSleep DisorderPain ExacerbatedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
MigrainePulmonary EmbolismRestlessnessTherapeutic Agent ToxicityDrug-induced TremorDizziness
NauseaEmotional DistressChest Wall PainMuscle TwitchingDepression
Sleep TalkingAnxietyWeight Gain - UnintentionalTremor
Sleep DisorderGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationBlood Triglycerides IncreasedInsomnia
Oral Intake ReducedMigraineShort-term Memory LossSomnolence
Parkinsonian GaitNauseaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessAgitation

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lithium Carbonate is effective30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
Benadryl is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
TremorType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus
Suicidal IdeationInsomnia
DepressionNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
DyspnoeaDizziness
DizzinessSedation
AgitationMania
AnxietyAggression
SomnolenceSuicidal Ideation

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
n/a16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
OrthopnoeaImpulsive BehaviourSuicidal IdeationDiabetic KetoacidosisVomitingWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusMental Status Changes
Nervous System DisorderRetchingBipolar DisorderDiabetes MellitusDyspnoeaDizzinessWeight IncreasedAgitation
Pancreatitis AcuteDyspnoea NosInfluenza Like IllnessInsomniaDiabetes MellitusNeuroleptic Malignant SyndromeInsomniaDyspnoea
PneumoniaCyanosis NosIron Deficiency AnaemiaNauseaDrug DependenceSuicidal IdeationParaesthesiaSyncope
TremorSuicidal IdeationPharyngitisHyperglycaemiaCardio-respiratory ArrestLoss Of ConsciousnessDrug Withdrawal SyndromeNeuropathy Peripheral
Renal ImpairmentCardiac ArrestUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionAstheniaHypertensionAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedSomnolenceNausea
HypotensionConvulsions NosFeeling GuiltySuicidal IdeationAmnesia NecAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedFatigueLung Infiltration
HyponatraemiaCryingVision BlurredPancreatitisPalpitationsSomnolenceDrug DependenceLung Neoplasm Malignant
BradycardiaAdverse ReactionExcoriationGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseSedationTremorAnxietyNeck Pain
Cholecystitis ChronicHypocalcaemiaDecreased AppetiteRenal Failure AcuteAngerFatigueDizzinessNodule

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Through medical history research it has come to my attention that around the same time I was started having abcesses I was placed on Seroquel and Lithium. The Hidradenitis was not pubescent.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I am concerned with the effects Benadryl may have on the effectiveness of Lithium. Blisters are constantly showing up all over my body. I reduce the Lithium and they subside.

    Reply

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  • Can eczema of scalp cause headaches
    I had had headaches for some weeks with burning sensation of hairline and scalp which has now been diagmpsed as eczema of the scalp. Inflamation markers are up in blood count

  • Any one with lithium tremors recover after reduction of dosage?
    More than 10 years on Lithium, tremors evident in hands. According to this study, then was no recovery from these types of tremors. Medication reduced by 1/3 to 600 mg. per day. Not sure if the "NO Recovery" was in a group where the dosage was lowered or not? Wanting to to know of long term recov ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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.

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