Benadryl and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Pain . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 522 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 522 people (1.28%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Hair loss?

Time on Benadryl when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 83.5 %
  • male: 16.5 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.69 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 5.11 %
  • 30-39: 8.87 %
  • 40-49: 25.81 %
  • 50-59: 22.31 %
  • 60+: 34.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (39 people, 7.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (31 people, 5.94%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (27 people, 5.17%)
  • Depression (24 people, 4.60%)
  • Breast Cancer (23 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (93 people, 17.82%)
  • Tylenol (91 people, 17.43%)
  • Zometa (87 people, 16.67%)
  • Zofran (83 people, 15.90%)
  • Decadron (83 people, 15.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (189 people, 36.21%)
  • Nausea (165 people, 31.61%)
  • Rashes (138 people, 26.44%)
  • Pain (136 people, 26.05%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (119 people, 22.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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