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Review: could Benadryl cause Completed suicide?

We study 26,366 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide 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.

Completed suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) (latest reports from 110,949 patients) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 69 people (0.26%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 0.06% of all the 110,946 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.

Trend of Completed suicide in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Completed suicide * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Completed suicide100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Completed suicide38.57%61.43%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%5.88%7.35%30.88%25.00%8.82%22.06%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (12 people, 17.39%)
  2. Suicide attempt (8 people, 11.59%)
  3. Pain (8 people, 11.59%)
  4. Antidepressant therapy (6 people, 8.70%)
  5. Pain management (6 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dilantin (13 people, 18.84%)
  2. Zyprexa (12 people, 17.39%)
  3. Acetaminophen (11 people, 15.94%)
  4. Citalopram hydrobromide (11 people, 15.94%)
  5. Paxil (10 people, 14.49%)

* 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 (6 days ago):

  • Suicide idiation was reported to medical people some six months ago but nothing was done and the medicine was continued despite talk of suicide increasing.

    Reply

    Nicole on Jul, 24, 2014:

    55 year old male,took his life after taking medication for about 3-4 months. In his total 30 plus years of taking Anti psychotic medications, has he ever,never displayed a history of self mutilation, or thoughts of suicide. Lots of questions regarding if his doctor made clear the side effects, or if followed up with blood work was done. Very, very angry and grieving my uncle's death. This will not be another stat for study purposes. It will be for change. And accountability.

    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 (3 weeks ago):

  • Ringing started after first few doses of Benadryl

    Reply

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