Could Benadryl cause Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,354 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,695 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,993 Depression patients).

On Jan, 04, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,354 people (3.33%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Depression?

Time on Benadryl when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 81.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.17 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 68.73 %
  • male: 31.27 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 3.93 %
  • 20-29: 9.69 %
  • 30-39: 12.28 %
  • 40-49: 25.53 %
  • 50-59: 24.38 %
  • 60+: 23.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (170 people, 12.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (103 people, 7.61%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (77 people, 5.69%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (71 people, 5.24%)
  • Osteoporosis (59 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (274 people, 20.24%)
  • Prilosec (225 people, 16.62%)
  • Ativan (221 people, 16.32%)
  • Ambien (214 people, 15.81%)
  • Lasix (199 people, 14.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (663 people, 48.97%)
  • Pain (513 people, 37.89%)
  • Fatigue (433 people, 31.98%)
  • Insomnia (328 people, 24.22%)
  • Nausea (310 people, 22.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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