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Review: could Benadryl cause Drug screen positive?

Summary: Drug screen positive could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 26,199 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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On Apr, 7, 2014: 26,189 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 17,142 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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