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Review: could Benadryl cause Autoimmune thrombocytopenia?

We study 26,366 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 29,322 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 Aug, 15, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia. They amount to 0.11% of all the 2,810 people who have Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia on eHealthMe.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I've always had mood swings and have suffered with depression throughout my life. Recently I started taking Benadryl at night to help with allergies. I found that it helped me sleep better also. I'm not sure if I'm just noticing that I may have a mood disorder that's always been there or if it is caused by the Benadryl requip combo

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I am vigorous and healthy. My fainting happens when my head moves backward rapidly such as when I lie down in bed too fast. I recover quickly with no additional effects. I am not sure this is caused by my medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Ringing started after first few doses of Benadryl

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