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Review: could Benadryl cause Autoimmune thrombocytopenia?

Summary: Autoimmune thrombocytopenia could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zyrtec, and have Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

We study 26,199 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.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 26,189 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 2,704 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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