Could Benadryl cause Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 38,828 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 136 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,667 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 46,382 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

38,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 136 people (0.35%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Benadryl when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 91.85 %
  • male: 8.15 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.99 %
  • 20-29: 8.91 %
  • 30-39: 12.87 %
  • 40-49: 21.78 %
  • 50-59: 28.71 %
  • 60+: 26.73 %

Severity of Fibromyalgia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (37 people, 27.21%)
  • Methotrexate (36 people, 26.47%)
  • Ativan (35 people, 25.74%)
  • Cymbalta (33 people, 24.26%)
  • Lasix (26 people, 19.12%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (34 people, 25.00%)
  • Pain (23 people, 16.91%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (17 people, 12.50%)
  • Nausea (12 people, 8.82%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 7.35%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (52 people, 38.24%)
  • Joint Pain (43 people, 31.62%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (40 people, 29.41%)
  • Depression (39 people, 28.68%)
  • Headache (33 people, 24.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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