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 26,435 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 29,397 Benadryl users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 14, 2015: 26,435 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
- A study of side effects of Benadryl for a 56-year old woman with Hives. The patient has Loss Of Taste
- A study of side effects of Topiramate for a 43-year old woman with Migraine With Aura. The patient has Dizziness, Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Dry Mouth, Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal), Hair Texture Abnormal, Hair Loss
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