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A study for a 24-year old woman who takes Benadryl, Excedrin

Summary: 26 female patients aged 24 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 24 year old female patient who has Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper, Migraine - Common. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,393 Benadryl users)

Excedrin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine. It is often used in headache. (latest outcomes from 7,820 Excedrin users)

What are the conditions

Sleep - natural short sleeper (less sleeping duration) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Melatonin, Zolpidem Tartrate, Benadryl, Ambien Cr. (latest reports from 1,014 Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper patients)

Migraine - common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination) can be treated by Topamax, Imitrex, Sumatriptan Succinate, Maxalt, Relpax, Topiramate. (latest reports from 977 Migraine - Common patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 26 females aged 24 (±5) who take Benadryl, Excedrin are studied

Benadryl, Excedrin outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 24

Gender: female

Conditions: Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper, Migraine - Common

Drugs taking:
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride): used for < 1 month
- Excedrin (Novartis (acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine): used for 1 - 2 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Excedrin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicide Attemptn/an/an/an/aDrug IneffectiveOverdoseCerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
Multiple Drug Overdose IntentionalOverdoseDrug IneffectiveTransverse Sinus Thrombosis (a blood clot in transverse sinus)
Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
Infusion Site Erythema (reddening of the skin at infusion site)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar cause seizures)Abdominal Pain
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Polycystic Ovaries (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing)
Diarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Migraine - Common
- support group for people who have Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper
- support group for people who take Benadryl
- support group for people who take Excedrin

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Diphenhydramine and mental acuity
    For at least 10 years, I have taken diphenhydramine 50 mg. at bedtime for insomnia and allergies. The results have been that I sleep well with no hangover or any cognitive impairment. If I experience vertigo from allergies, I may take an additional 50 mg. but never exceeding 100 mg in a 24 hour period.

    After reading the report regarding an Alzheimer's study finding that after taking as little as 4mg diphenhydramine daily for more than 3 years, dementia rates were high.

    I stopped the diphenhydramine one night. I experienced symptoms of deep brain pulsating pain and severe insomnia. After 4 hours, I took 50 mg diphenhydramine and slept very well. The next night I took 37.5 mg. diphenhydramine, slept very well. However, some of my tasks require layers of mental challenges in which I became slower.

    My question is how did the study recipients obtain 4 mg doses of diphenhydramine when the standard over-the-counter (OTC) availability in tablets is 25 mg? How reliable is the information submitted from the study subjects? What manufacturer's diphendramine was used, or were there several?

    I felt sharper mentally when on 50 mg daily than so far on 37.5 mg.
  • Remicade overview/side effects
    Very powerful drug felt fine the first week second week was a different story.
  • Depression after 3 or 4 days use of aleve
    I was prescribed naproxen sodium (550 mg.) for migraine headaches. It worked very well and I had no problems with it, but I only had to take one dose. I started taking it at night when I was having shoulder pain. Once again, it worked very well and I was able to sleep through the night. I started taking it every night and that is when I started to feel depressed. When I switched to another pain reliever the depression went away. I forgot about the depression problem and took it for several nights again because of some aching joints. I once again became depressed and this convinced me that it was the Aleve. I now only take it for headaches.
  • Dyphenhydramine and headaches horrible going one almost 24 hours a day for 4 weeks and cant get them to stop, now looking for cause . think its the dyphenhydramine im taking to help me sleep .
    have been taking 3 dyphenhydramine for some time to help me sleep , just in last few weeks began having severe headache almost all the time.. cant get it to go away. just found out it can cause headache and am going to lower my intake to one per night and see if my headaches get better. am taking migrane meds and that hasnt helped a bit so think its not migranes im having. some other reason.
  • Nightmare on benadryl
    After 5 nights without sleep and not having past bad dreams, the last 2 night's taking walfrin sub, for benadryl has terrified THE WORST OF WORST dream in my 55 years. Peaceful start of a dream then seeing myself or family,friends get slottard.crazy thing is I don't watch scary movies or the news. I think I'm going to pass on this meds, and pass out next time :) thank you,God bless

More reviews for: Benadryl, Migraine - Common, Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am a 44 year old female with a very low testerone level of 3. I recently just got off of the birth control pill and have suffered from depression and anxiety for half of my life. I have recently reduced the Baclofen and Paxil and have started to feel worse. Can you please let me know the interactions, symptoms and side effects of all these pills?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I often will break out into an extreme cold sweat,(soaking my clothes) I experience nausea sometimes with dry-heaving and vomiting. I feel like I'm going to faint or collaspe. I can experience these symptoms at random times, but If I physically exert myself, (at all) I will always experience these symptoms at a high level! These symptoms occur more often after 11 A.M. and into the afternoon and evening. If I don't take adderal(60-90mg SR a day) I experience overwhelming exhaustion,increased depression, as well as not being able to concentrate on anything! I took dozens of tests for the ADHD diagnosis at a competent psychiatry facility. P.S. I also take hormone replacement therapy: Estratest full strength I have chronic kidney disease--GFR 45. I had to retire early from my job as a fulltime high school teacher I taught art classes where I was exposed (on a regular basis) to all kinds of harmful,toxic substances! But my bloodwork doesn't reveal anything really majorally abnormal. When I went to donate blood at the Red Cross, I was rejected as a donor--they said I have Hepatitus C, but after going to a specialist, this diagnosis wasn't comfirmed as positive!

    Reply

    PavlovsbItch on Apr, 13, 2012:

    see above comment. you need to slowly, gently and safely detoxify. you are experiencing intense withdrawal symptoms when you don't take these poisons but if you have to and know what you're dealing with, going cold turkey can be done but please be gentle and go slow if you can't handle the intensity.

    Trust me, I'm not a doctor.

    Reply

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