Could Benadryl cause Depression - from FDA reports
Depression is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 38,828 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,117 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,667 users)
Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).
On Nov, 28, 2016
38,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,117 people (2.88%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 73.53 %
- 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 1.47 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
- 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
- 10+ years: 7.35 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 69.57 %
- male: 30.43 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.12 %
- 2-9: 0.48 %
- 10-19: 4.53 %
- 20-29: 10.97 %
- 30-39: 10.25 %
- 40-49: 26.82 %
- 50-59: 24.55 %
- 60+: 22.29 %
Severity of Depression **:
- least: 0.0 %
- moderate: 54.55 %
- severe: 36.36 %
- most severe: 9.09 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (148 people, 13.25%)
- Ambien (147 people, 13.16%)
- Prilosec (145 people, 12.98%)
- Oxycontin (135 people, 12.09%)
- Ativan (133 people, 11.91%)
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Potential co-existing conditions
- Pain (159 people, 14.23%)
- Stress And Anxiety (75 people, 6.71%)
- High Blood Pressure (73 people, 6.54%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (67 people, 6.00%)
- Insomnia (59 people, 5.28%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Stress And Anxiety (514 people, 46.02%)
- Pain (370 people, 33.12%)
- Fatigue (286 people, 25.60%)
- Insomnia (252 people, 22.56%)
- Nausea (221 people, 19.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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