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Review: could Benadryl cause Decreased appetite?

Summary: Decreased appetite could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 26,326 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 494 have Decreased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Decreased appetite and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Decreased appetite

Decreased appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat) (latest reports from 381,841 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 5, 2014: 26,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 493 people (1.88%) have Decreased Appetite. They amount to 0.13% of all the 378,979 people who have Decreased Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Decreased appetite in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Decreased appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Decreased appetite96.15%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.85%

Gender of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Decreased appetite66.34%33.66%

Age of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Decreased appetite0.00%3.90%2.39%3.69%8.89%16.49%28.63%36.01%

Severity of Decreased appetite when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Decreased appetite0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Decreased appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Decreased appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (51 people, 10.34%)
  2. Pain (48 people, 9.74%)
  3. Anaemia (26 people, 5.27%)
  4. Hypertension (24 people, 4.87%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (23 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (164 people, 33.27%)
  2. Decadron (144 people, 29.21%)
  3. Zofran (123 people, 24.95%)
  4. Aredia (117 people, 23.73%)
  5. Ambien (112 people, 22.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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