Benadryl and Completed suicide - from FDA reports


Summary

Completed suicide is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Dilantin, and have Depression . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 86 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Completed Suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 52,966 Completed suicide patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 86 people (0.21%) have Completed Suicide


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Completed suicide?

Time on Benadryl when people have Completed Suicide *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 45.24 %
  • male: 54.76 %

Age of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.06 %
  • 20-29: 7.59 %
  • 30-39: 34.18 %
  • 40-49: 26.58 %
  • 50-59: 8.86 %
  • 60+: 17.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (18 people, 20.93%)
  • Pain (14 people, 16.28%)
  • Suicide Attempt (8 people, 9.30%)
  • Sleep Disorder (7 people, 8.14%)
  • Fever (6 people, 6.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dilantin (13 people, 15.12%)
  • Zyprexa (12 people, 13.95%)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (12 people, 13.95%)
  • Acetaminophen (12 people, 13.95%)
  • Seroquel (10 people, 11.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Toxicity (12 people, 13.95%)
  • Hypotension (9 people, 10.47%)
  • Overdose (8 people, 9.30%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (8 people, 9.30%)
  • Non-Accidental Overdose (7 people, 8.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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