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Review: could Benadryl cause Drug screen positive?

We study 26,366 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Drug screen positive. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug screen positive and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Drug screen positive

Drug screen positive (latest reports from 17,273 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 57 people (0.22%) have Drug Screen Positive. They amount to 0.33% of all the 17,273 people who have Drug Screen Positive on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug screen positive in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Drug screen positive * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug screen positive75.00%12.50%12.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Drug screen positive53.45%46.55%

Age of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug screen positive2.08%2.08%4.17%10.42%27.08%41.67%10.42%2.08%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (23 people, 40.35%)
  2. Insomnia (11 people, 19.30%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (8 people, 14.04%)
  4. Back pain (7 people, 12.28%)
  5. Hypertension (5 people, 8.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (12 people, 21.05%)
  2. Zoloft (12 people, 21.05%)
  3. Zolpidem tartrate (8 people, 14.04%)
  4. Wellbutrin (7 people, 12.28%)
  5. Oxycodone hcl (7 people, 12.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • I've always had mood swings and have suffered with depression throughout my life. Recently I started taking Benadryl at night to help with allergies. I found that it helped me sleep better also. I'm not sure if I'm just noticing that I may have a mood disorder that's always been there or if it is caused by the Benadryl requip combo

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am vigorous and healthy. My fainting happens when my head moves backward rapidly such as when I lie down in bed too fast. I recover quickly with no additional effects. I am not sure this is caused by my medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Ringing started after first few doses of Benadryl

    Reply

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