Review: could Benadryl cause Decreased appetite?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
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On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 493 have Decreased appetite. See who they are, when they have Decreased appetite and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, allergen. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Decreased appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat) (latest reports from 369,009 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 25,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 493 people (1.96%) have Decreased Appetite.
Time on Benadryl when people have Decreased appetite * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Decreased appetite||96.15%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.85% |
Gender of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl * :
|Decreased appetite||66.34%||33.66% |
Age of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl * :
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||3.90%||2.39%||3.69%||8.89%||16.49%||28.63%||36.01% |
Severity of Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Decreased appetite ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (51 people, 10.34%)
- Pain (48 people, 9.74%)
- Anaemia (26 people, 5.27%)
- Hypertension (24 people, 4.87%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (23 people, 4.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (164 people, 33.27%)
- Decadron (144 people, 29.21%)
- Zofran (123 people, 24.95%)
- Aredia (117 people, 23.73%)
- Ambien (112 people, 22.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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* 201 lbs
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I'm worried about my appetite. For a while now I have been noticing a decrease-- I barely eat. The trouble is determining whether it is the medication I take, an eating disorder (or beginning of one), or just general diet (as I have been trying to lose weight). I do induce vomiting and nausea occasionally after large meals to get rid of some of the calories. I avoid eating after school because of the calories.
It is confusing to me because I have had these tendencies for a while before taking any medication or being diagnosed with ADHD. It carried over from before any of this. My mood is unstable and tends to be chronically negative -BUT- this has been a trait of mine for years. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings on some days -- not due to tiredness but due to not wanting to deal with the world and my life. This also has been going on for years.
The strange responses to food and eating have been going on for about a year now-- about the same amount of time I have been trying to lose weight.
To conclude all of this, its been blending over from before so that I have no idea whether or not medication is altering me or whether i have an eating disorder or not. I have noticed a more drastic decrease in appetite within the past two weeks but have been taking a double dose in the morning for longer than that.
From this study (1 week ago):
I took oral Benadryl , on and off, for about 2 months. I sometimes used topical Benadryl cream during this time, too, to control intense itching. Today, over the span of about 2-3 hours, I have lost a significant amount of hearing in one ear. My last Benadryl tablet was 2 days ago.
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Noticed a significant drop in lung function and much more mucus to cough up about six months ago. This has made it difficult to cough up. Other conditions are better with medications.
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