Review: could Benadryl cause Foot, leg, and ankle swelling?
Summary: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is reported only by a few people who take Benadryl.
We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling and more.
You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Benadryl and have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling >>>
Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 1,420 Foot, leg, and ankle swelling patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 5 people (0.02%) have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling.
Time on Benadryl when people have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Foot, leg, and ankle swelling||40.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Benadryl * :
|Foot, leg, and ankle swelling||60.00%||40.00% |
Age of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Benadryl * :
|Foot, leg, and ankle swelling||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||40.00%||40.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Foot, leg, and ankle swelling||20.00%||40.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Foot, leg, and ankle swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Foot, leg, and ankle swelling||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hives (2 people, 40.00%)
- Anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension (1 people, 20.00%)
- Nerve pain (1 people, 20.00%)
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (1 people, 20.00%)
- Allergic reaction - drug (medication) (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol-xr (1 people, 20.00%)
- Diamox (1 people, 20.00%)
- Lyrica (1 people, 20.00%)
- Atarax (1 people, 20.00%)
- Ibuprofen (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Get connected: join our support group of benadryl and foot, leg, and ankle swelling on
Do you have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling while taking Benadryl?
You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Benadryl and have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling
- support group for people who take Benadryl
- support group for people who have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
More questions for: Benadryl, Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Swollen+painful ankle after 2 weeks on tecfidera
Actually, I was taking DiMethylFumarate capsules made by a pharmacy since 2 years (Jan 2013-Dec 2014). Switched to Tecfidera before Xmas 2014 and two weeks later I noticed unexplainable pain in my left ankle. The pain appears and disappears rather randomly, it is always only the left leg (I had a serious bone break of my right ankle some 23 years ago, so it was really strange that the pain is only in the left one). Later I realized, that the pain gets stronger in the afternoon/evening. And then noticed, that my left ankle is swollen.
- Avastin--swelling of leg and foot--macular degeneration (2 responses)
I had my first shot of Avastin for Macular Degeneration in April 2014. My left leg and foot began swelling so much that I was sent to the ER. Doctors thought it was another blood clot, but it was not.
This is December and the swelling is worse.
- Dyphenhydramine and headaches horrible going one almost 24 hours a day for 4 weeks and cant get them to stop, now looking for cause . think its the dyphenhydramine im taking to help me sleep .
have been taking 3 dyphenhydramine for some time to help me sleep , just in last few weeks began having severe headache almost all the time.. cant get it to go away. just found out it can cause headache and am going to lower my intake to one per night and see if my headaches get better. am taking migrane meds and that hasnt helped a bit so think its not migranes im having. some other reason.
- Nightmare on benadryl
After 5 nights without sleep and not having past bad dreams, the last 2 night's taking walfrin sub, for benadryl has terrified THE WORST OF WORST dream in my 55 years. Peaceful start of a dream then seeing myself or family,friends get slottard.crazy thing is I don't watch scary movies or the news. I think I'm going to pass on this meds, and pass out next time :) thank you,God bless
- Benadryl completed suicide 50 year old
My mother comitted suicide by taking a bottle of Benadryl. She also had been drinking, she had taken xanax and drank beer, she also took 300 Benadryl pills and started having seizures and went to the hospital was brain dead and her heart stopped the next morning.
More reviews for: Benadryl, Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 year ago):
Mother has made claims of illness for child since age 2. Has said Dr. thinks he has IBS - age 2. May have a liver disease - age 3. Had rashes that cleared up when with us, recurred when returned home. Told husband Dr. said he had Eczema and would have to take medication the rest of his life. Condition has not recurred since. Severe constipation (hard, dry)when comes to our home, clears up within a few days (up to age 4). Child told our niece his mother always says he's sick and gives him medicine (age 4). Has had bronchial conditions and severe nasal discharges at his mothers that cleared up when with us, she gives/gave benadryl frequently. He has had dry skin conditions, rashes clear up when with us. Fever seizures (since he was 2) at home that never occurred when with us. Child went without a Dr from December of 2012 to August 2013. Only illness during that time was a fall requiring stitches in his chin. She left the stitches in until the wound healed, keeping it covered with bandage. Became angry with husband and he received a letter from her attorney accusing him of not keeping a serious wound covered, among other false statements. After getting a doctor in August, just at the time when the child is scheduled to begin school, child becomes ill with a "rash", slurred speech, and fever seizure, took him to a local hospital who diagnosed henoch-schonlein purpura (he did not have high temp at hospital). She requested child be referred to a childrens hospital. They sent her home. Next day she went to her newly acquired doctor who gave her the referral to Children's Hospital. His mother has stated SHE has heart problems, had to have biopsies on her liver for cancer, claimed to have a "pace-maker" put in. Made/makes frequent trips to various hospitals, coming home with catheters hanging down her legs, wearing dresses so the bag is visible. Same with IV -stints? Left in her arm secured by bandages. She has told me she was almost a nurse (went to classes a few months). Was very up on medical terms and conditions, but I notice that recently she is behaving like she doesn't know anything (I've mentioned Munchhausen to my husband many times and he has told that to her recently) She told my husband after the pace maker the her Doctors say she has three years to live. That was two years ago (and just stated recently when question about her health and being able to care for the child with a bad heart, she claims it's a bladder one). Claimed she had Fibro...I am afraid she is Munchhausen and may be making the baby sick. No one listens to me. There is many more symptoms from both the mother and child. Too many to list here. Please tell me what you think is going on with the child. I tried calling hotline and all the woman said was, "Are you a doctor?" The mother called yesterday and said the child is sick again. I had talked to the mother earlier and mentioned my husband was with his other son's mother and may be staying overnight with her. She is very jealous of the other son and has made statements that my husband loves him more. A couple hours later she is calling saying the boy is sick again.
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.