Review: could Benadryl cause Depression?
We study 26,361 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,081 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,317 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Depression (latest reports from 1,153,809 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.
On Jul, 11, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,081 people (4.10%) have Depression. They amount to 0.09% of all the 1,145,725 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Depression * :
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Gender of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Depression when taking Benadryl ** :
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How people recovered from Depression ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (146 people, 13.51%)
- Depression (91 people, 8.42%)
- Hypertension (78 people, 7.22%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (48 people, 4.44%)
- Multiple myeloma (47 people, 4.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (233 people, 21.55%)
- Prilosec (202 people, 18.69%)
- Aspirin (187 people, 17.30%)
- Ativan (187 people, 17.30%)
- Oxycontin (183 people, 16.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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