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Review: could Benadryl cause Hair loss?
We study 26,370 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 (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 26,370 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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