Review: could Benadryl cause Hallucination?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 18, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.3/4
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, 326 have Hallucination. See who they are, when they have Hallucination 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.
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 163,306 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, quit smoking.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 326 people (1.30%) have Hallucination.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hallucination * :
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Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Benadryl ** :
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How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (41 people, 12.58%)
- Hypertension (40 people, 12.27%)
- Multiple myeloma (39 people, 11.96%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (28 people, 8.59%)
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis (25 people, 7.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (83 people, 25.46%)
- Zometa (82 people, 25.15%)
- Aspirin (70 people, 21.47%)
- Albuterol (61 people, 18.71%)
- Compazine (58 people, 17.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Norman (2 years ago):
I used to take Benadryl because I knew it would make me hallucinate. Sometimes the hallucinations would be overwhelming to the point that I had to go to the hospital and the whole situation fealt like a loosely controlable lucid dream. About the only thing I could comprehend was that I knew not to sign the 3 day watch paper. The funny thing was the nezt day when I saw the paperwork that I filled out at the hospital was complete jiberish.
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