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Review: could Benadryl cause Fibromyalgia?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia 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.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 92,905 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 106 people (0.40%) have Fibromyalgia. They amount to 0.11% of all the 92,861 people who have Fibromyalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia79.31%20.69%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%1.09%3.26%7.61%23.91%33.70%30.43%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (14 people, 13.21%)
  2. Anaemia (14 people, 13.21%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (11 people, 10.38%)
  4. Breast cancer (10 people, 9.43%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 8.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (39 people, 36.79%)
  2. Zometa (37 people, 34.91%)
  3. Zofran (34 people, 32.08%)
  4. Prednisone (34 people, 32.08%)
  5. Lisinopril (32 people, 30.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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