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Review: could Benadryl cause Fibromyalgia?

Summary: Fibromyalgia could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take Neurontin, and have Anaemia.

We study 26,199 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 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 91,949 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 105 people (0.40%) have Fibromyalgia. They amount to 0.11% of all the 91,845 people who have Fibromyalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Fibromyalgia * :

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Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia79.13%20.87%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%1.10%3.30%7.69%23.08%34.07%30.77%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl ** :

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How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anaemia (14 people, 13.33%)
  2. Pain (13 people, 12.38%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (11 people, 10.48%)
  4. Breast cancer (10 people, 9.52%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (39 people, 37.14%)
  2. Zometa (37 people, 35.24%)
  3. Zofran (34 people, 32.38%)
  4. Prednisone (34 people, 32.38%)
  5. Lisinopril (32 people, 30.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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