Review: Hair loss in Benadryl
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 17, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Hair loss by studying 25,105 people who take Benadryl. We analyze: the time on Benadryl when people have Hair loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Hair loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Benadryl. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, allergen. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include nausea aggravated, nausea, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, rashes.
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Nov, 17, 2013: 25,097 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 279 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||68.42%||10.53%||0.00%||5.26%||10.53%||0.00%||5.26% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||80.95%||19.05% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||3.65%||0.91%||5.48%||12.79%||29.68%||16.44%||31.05% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
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 * :
- Premedication (25 people, 8.96%)
- Pain (16 people, 5.73%)
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 5.73%)
- Eczema (15 people, 5.38%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 5.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (64 people, 22.94%)
- Ativan (62 people, 22.22%)
- Zofran (53 people, 19.00%)
- Synthroid (48 people, 17.20%)
- Reglan (46 people, 16.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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