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Review: could Benadryl cause Coma?

We study 26,366 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 206 have Coma. Find out below who they are, when they have Coma and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Coma

Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours) (latest reports from 126,994 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 325 people (1.23%) have Coma. They amount to 0.25% of all the 128,210 people who have Coma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coma in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Coma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coma84.62%0.00%0.00%3.85%7.69%3.85%0.00%

Gender of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Coma54.41%45.59%

Age of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coma1.00%1.66%1.66%2.99%7.64%22.59%22.92%39.53%

Severity of Coma when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Coma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (28 people, 8.62%)
  2. Nausea (18 people, 5.54%)
  3. Insomnia (16 people, 4.92%)
  4. Depression (14 people, 4.31%)
  5. Hypertension (14 people, 4.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (75 people, 23.08%)
  2. Tylenol (54 people, 16.62%)
  3. Taxol (44 people, 13.54%)
  4. Lasix (44 people, 13.54%)
  5. Aspirin (39 people, 12.00%)

* 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 (2 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 (2 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

    Reply

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