Review: could Benadryl cause Completed Suicide?


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 25,193 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 28,893 users)

Completed Suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with suicide attempt, breathing - slowed or stopped, death, drug toxicity, intentional overdose (latest reports from 36,169 Completed suicide patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

25,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 71 people (0.28%) 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: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 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: 37.68 %
  • male: 62.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.97 %
  • 20-29: 7.46 %
  • 30-39: 29.85 %
  • 40-49: 26.87 %
  • 50-59: 8.96 %
  • 60+: 20.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (12 people)
  • Suicide Attempt (8 people)
  • Pyrexia (6 people)
  • Antidepressant Therapy (6 people)
  • Antiallergic Therapy (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dilantin (13 people)
  • Zyprexa (12 people)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (11 people)
  • Acetaminophen (11 people)
  • Seroquel (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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