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Review: could Benadryl cause Autoimmune thrombocytopenia?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Autoimmune thrombocytopenia and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Autoimmune thrombocytopenia

Autoimmune thrombocytopenia (isolated low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia) (latest reports from 2,812 patients) has been reported by people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 26,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia.

Trend of Autoimmune thrombocytopenia in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Autoimmune thrombocytopenia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Autoimmune thrombocytopenia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Autoimmune thrombocytopenia66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Autoimmune thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

Severity of Autoimmune thrombocytopenia when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Autoimmune thrombocytopenia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Myelodysplastic syndrome (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyrtec (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Imodium (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Medrol (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Bactrim (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Nplate (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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