Review: could Benadryl cause Hair loss?
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 Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 26,414 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 295 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,380 Benadryl users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 26,414 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 295 people (1.12%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||60.87%||8.70%||0.00%||8.70%||17.39%||0.00%||4.35% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||81.66%||18.34% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||4.76%||0.87%||5.19%||12.12%||29.87%||15.58%||31.60% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||22.22%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.10%)
- Pain (16 people, 5.42%)
- Insomnia (15 people, 5.08%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 5.08%)
- Eczema (15 people, 5.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (67 people, 22.71%)
- Ativan (66 people, 22.37%)
- Zofran (55 people, 18.64%)
- Synthroid (49 people, 16.61%)
- Reglan (49 people, 16.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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