Review: could Benadryl cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 293 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,013 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 16, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 280 people (1.11%) 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||65.00%||10.00%||0.00%||5.00%||15.00%||0.00%||5.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||81.02%||18.98% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||3.64%||0.91%||5.45%||12.73%||29.55%||16.36%||31.36% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||16.67%||16.67% |
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 * :
- Pain (16 people, 5.71%)
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 5.71%)
- Eczema (15 people, 5.36%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 5.36%)
- Insomnia (15 people, 5.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (64 people, 22.86%)
- Ativan (62 people, 22.14%)
- Zofran (53 people, 18.93%)
- Synthroid (48 people, 17.14%)
- Reglan (46 people, 16.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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