Review: could Benadryl cause Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia?


Summary

Autoimmune thrombocytopenia is reported only by a few people who take Benadryl. We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Autoimmune thrombocytopenia and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia

Autoimmune thrombocytopenia (isolated low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia) has been reported by people with blood alkaline phosphatase increased, diarrhea, acute cerebellar ataxia, high blood pressure, nausea (latest reports from 983 Autoimmune thrombocytopenia patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Autoimmune thrombocytopenia?

Time on Benadryl when people have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Crohn's Disease (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Asthma (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Medrol (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Multiple Vitamins (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Lisinopril (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Januvia (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Purpura (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Mouth Haemorrhage (2 people, 50.00%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Erythema (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Crohn's Disease (1 person, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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